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David Wright | Third Baseman | #5

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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David Wright told Anthony DiComo of that he still plans to continue his playing career.
The 35-year-old missed the entire 2017 season due to multiple injuries. He underwent surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and another operation to fix his lower back. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has promised to provide an update on Wright's status in late January, but the club isn't counting on him at this point. Wright played only 37 games in 2016 and 38 games in 2015. Prior to that he was a perennial first-round pick in fantasy drafts for his combination of high batting average, power and speed. Jan 19 - 10:39 PM

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Mets activated 3B David Wright from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran third baseman missed the entire 2017 season due to a variety of injuries. He underwent surgery in September to repair his right rotator cuff then had a laminotomy procedure on his lower back in early October. While he says that he still has every intention of playing for the Mets again, he's impossible to count on for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:54:00 AM

According to the Mets, David Wright underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back Thursday.

This comes one month and one day after his surgery to repair his rotator cuff. Wright was quoted in the Mets' statement as saying the back surgery was in the hopes of reducing the chances of future problems and that he still has every intention of again playing for the Mets. Wright missed the entire 2017 season and was limited to 38 games in 2015 and 37 in 2016.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 06:16:00 PM

David Wright will undergo surgery in New York on Tuesday to repair his right rotator cuff.

Just the latest in a brutal string of injuries for Wright. The 34-year-old attempted a minor league rehab assignment late last month, but he was quickly shut down with shoulder pain. He's been limited to just 75 games over the past three seasons and it's increasingly likely that his playing career could be over.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 10:49:00 AM

David Wright has been pulled off his rehab assignment and will be examined in New York after feeling renewed soreness in his right shoulder.

Wright just can't catch a break. Injuries have limited the 34-year-old to just 75 games over the past three seasons and he's almost surely done for 2017 now no matter what his latest exam reveals. Wright is still owed $37 million from 2018-20.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 08:02:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder, back) started at DH and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his rehab debut Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

It was the first live game Wright had played at any level this season. "There's still quite a bit to go to where I want to be, but it was a good first step," he told reporters afterward. "[My back and shoulder] felt pretty good. There are going to be some challenges ahead, I'm sure ... Certainly sooner rather than later I want to see some results, have some better at-bats. It's not going to come overnight." The veteran third baseman is aiming to join the Mets for the final few weeks of the 2017 regular season.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 09:39:00 AM

David Wright (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

Oh, it's happening. He's set to serve as the designated hitter in his first professional game of the season. Wright has been out all year due to a shoulder impingement, and of course he also has a chronic back condition. It's no sure thing he'll be able to join the Mets down the stretch, but it would at least provide some smiles for Mets fans in what has been a lost year.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 03:18:00 PM

When asked if it was realistic to expect David Wright (shoulder) back this year, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said, "He certainly thinks it is."

The last we heard Wright was rehabbing at the team's spring training facility in St. Lucie. With six weeks remaining in a lost season, there won't be much urgency to get Wright back before the end of the year. Injuries have limited the 34-year-old to just 75 games over the past three seasons. He still has three years and $47 million remaining on his contract.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 04:11:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder) has been hitting, throwing and fielding at High-A St. Lucie.

The Mets are not placing a timetable on Wright's recovery, but it is a good sign that he is healthy enough for baseball activities. That was not the case at the end of June. The oft-injured veteran third baseman has not played this season due to a cervical disc herniation.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 07:08:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder) is at least 3-5 weeks away from resuming baseball activities.

Wright had a checkup recently and remains limited to physical therapy. "It's going to be a while," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said. The club hasn't ruled him out yet, but Wright is almost surely not going to play this season.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 05:26:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder) has yet to resume a throwing program.

Wright is still going through physical therapy. Obviously, there's no timetable for his return.
Mon, May 15, 2017 08:17:00 PM

Mets transferred David Wright from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The Mets captain has been battling a shoulder impingement since spring training. Jose Reyes has struggled mightily in his absence, going just 5-for-53 with 15 strikeouts to begin the year. There’s no timetable for Wright’s return.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 04:57:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder) is set to begin full baseball activities this week.

He's already tried some light throwing, but the veteran third baseman plans to add in fielding drills and batting practice as he works his way through a shoulder impingement and cervical disc irritation. There's no exact timetable for Wright to join the Mets' active roster. It's still going to be a while.
Tue, Apr 18, 2017 04:39:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder) resumed a throwing program last Friday.

It's only light tossing for the time being, but it's the first step as he builds up arm strength. Wright was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement in late February and of course is also battling spinal stenosis which isn't going away. A timetable for his return remains completely up in the air.
Mon, Apr 10, 2017 05:27:00 PM

Mets placed 3B David Wright on the 10-day disabled list with a cervical disc herniation.

Wright also has a shoulder impingement and remains shut down from throwing. His return, and frankly his career, are totally up in the air.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 02:07:00 PM

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