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David Wright | Third Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports David Wright (back) is "picking up activity," but there remains no timetable for his return.
Specifically, Rubin said it's still unclear whether "picking up activity" means Wright will run or take grounders next week. Two weeks ago Mets general manager Sandy Alderson pinpointed the All-Star break as the hope for Wright's return, but the break draws ever nearer without Wright making any tangible progress. Sometime shortly after the All-Star break may be a better guess at this point. Jul 1 - 6:43 PM

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Monday that David Wright (back) should be back around the All-Star break.

Wright originally landed on the disabled list in late April with a hamstring strain and then got diagnosed with spinal stenosis in May. He's still not doing much in the way of baseball activities, but that will probably change soon. "Realistically I'm looking at probably the All-Star break as a realistic possibility (for his return)," said Alderson.
Jun 15 - 1:55 PM

David Wright (back) said Tuesday that there remains no timetable for his return, but he expects to be back "sooner rather than later."

Wright visited a back specialist recently after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis. The third baseman has been told he's too young to have back surgery, so he's just taking things week to week for now. In other words, he really has no idea when he'll be back and neither do the Mets. "We're not just talking about playing baseball," Wright said. "We're talking about walking and standing and being pain-free."
Jun 2 - 7:24 PM

David Wright is headed to California to have his back examined by a specialist.

Wright was diagnosed last week with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column, and the veteran third baseman is trying to figure out a treatment plan. More should be known in the next couple of days. It's probably going to be a while before we see him return to the Mets' active roster.
May 25 - 12:26 PM

David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.

The Mets believe that the injury will heal, though the process is going to take some time. What that means for Wright's return to the active roster is completely unknown. He has been shut down completely for the next week and will then be re-evaluated.
May 23 - 3:01 PM

David Wright (back) suffered another setback in his recovery and has been shut down for another week.

His ailing back is still an issue and continues to give him problems. He had been making progress and was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at some point next week, but now those plans have been scratched. There is no clear timetable for his return at the moment.
May 23 - 2:15 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point next week.

Wright began taking batting practice on Friday and continues to make progress in his recovery from a right hamstring strain and a back injury that he suffered during rehab. Barring any further setbacks, he should rejoin the Mets in early June.
May 22 - 6:57 PM

The Mets aren't sure when David Wright (hamstring, back) will be ready to play minor league rehab games.

Wright began to ramp up some baseball activities this week and is said to be "making progress," but the Mets aren't going to rush him. The veteran third baseman hit the disabled list on April 15 due to a right hamstring strain and his return has been delayed due to a back injury.
May 21 - 4:51 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) resumed baseball activities Monday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

He did everything but swing a bat. Wright was placed on the disabled list April 15 with a right hamstring strain and suffered a back injury while rehabbing that strain. There's no exact timetable for the veteran third baseman's return, but he should be good by early June if he is able to avoid further setbacks.
May 18 - 1:13 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) will resume baseball activities on Monday.

It doesn't mean he's poised to return to the Mets' lineup soon, as Wright has been shut down for over a week and will need a rehab assignment eventually. Still, it's a nice step in the right direction after an absence that's dragged on longer than expected. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery.
May 17 - 2:16 PM

The Mets hope David Wright (hamstring, back) will be cleared to resume activities on Monday.

Wright had a setback a week ago with a back issue and has recovered from it more slowly than expected. He seems to be doing better now, though, and could be cleared for a rehab assignment not long after resuming activities. The third baseman seems to be tracking towards and early June return.
May 15 - 5:03 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) still hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities.

That's now two straight days that the Mets were hoping he'd be cleared but he wasn't. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery. It's been determined that he's not dealing with another stress fracture as he did in 2011, but there's no timetable for his return. "He's dying to get back out there, but there's no real timetable when that's going to happen," manager Terry Collins said. "The only good news is he feels better."
May 12 - 7:33 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities yet.

The hope is that it would happen on Monday, but instead Wright just received more treatment. He'll be re-evaluated Tuesday and it's possible he'll be cleared for activities at that time. Wright's hamstring no longer appears to be an issue, but a lower back problem cropped up late last week and that's what's slowing him down. He's not expected to be activated from the disabled list for at least another week.
May 11 - 6:18 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) is expected to resume activities on Monday.

Wright has been shut down after his back flared up on him, but Mets manager Terry Collins said the club is just being careful because of Wright's past back issues. The third baseman's right hamstring no longer appears to be of concern, as he had been slated to begin a rehab assignment Saturday before the setback. It sounds like Wright could still have a shot to return at some point next week.
May 8 - 4:12 PM

David Wright (hamstring) has been shut down from activity due to lower back pain.

Wright's recovery from a right hamstring strain has been coming along, but he's dealt with a back issue in recent days. The good news is that an MRI on his back came back clean, and he'll be allowed to resume workouts once the pain subsides. Wright had been on track to return sometime next week, but that's obviously not going to happen now.
May 8 - 12:05 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
3Ruben Tejada
SS1Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Jenrry Mejia
3Carlos Torres
4Alex Torres
5Bobby Parnell
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Josh Edgin
13Logan Verrett