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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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David Wright (back) is close to beginning a minor league rehab assignment.
Wright will move his rehab to the team's minor league facility in St. Lucie when the Mets begin their six-game road trip next week. The seven-time All-Star has been sidelined by spinal stenosis since April 14. Daniel Murphy has been plugging away at third base in Wright's absence. Aug 1 - 6:13 PM
Source: ESPN.com

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David Wright (back) took grounders at third base Tuesday at Citi Field.

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said last Thursday that the hope was that Wright would be able to do baseball activities this week in New York and so far things are going to according to plan. It's unclear what the next step will be and obviously he has a long way to go before beginning a rehab assignment, but it's a step in the right direction.
Jul 28 - 2:08 PM

Mets transferred 3B David Wright to the 60-day disabled list.

This was done as a procedural move to create a spot on the 40-man roster after Friday's deal with the Braves. Wright is still in the process of recovering from spinal stenosis and there's no guarantee that he'll make it back to the Mets this season.
Jul 24 - 11:39 PM

David Wright (back) could ramp up full baseball activities next week in New York.

Wright, who has missed most of the season due to spinal stenosis, has already done some limited baseball activity while out in Los Angeles. He still has a lot of hurdles to cross before returning and one setback could put him out for the rest of the year, so the Mets can't count on him.
Jul 23 - 4:50 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that there has been "no change" regarding David Wright's return from spinal stenosis.

This comes just one day after Mets manager Terry Collins indicated that Wright was improving and had begun some limited baseball activities. The veteran third baseman was scheduled to have his weekly checkup Monday with Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles, but apparently he's not ready to make the next step in his rehab process. Alderson still expects Wright to play again this week, but it's clear that he's running out of time.
Jul 14 - 8:58 AM

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

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

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
3Eric Campbell
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Michael Conforto
3Michael Cuddyer
4Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Alex Torres
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Buddy Carlyle
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin