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David Wright | Third Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Wright (shoulder) is expected to progress to baseball activities in December.
The Mets said that Wright showed "marked improvement" with his left rotator cuff following an exam Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The injury lingered during the second half and eventually caused him to be shut down early, but he's expected to avoid surgery and begin 2015 healthy. Nov 7 - 1:23 PM

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David Wright is making "significant" progress with his left shoulder and is still not expected to require surgery.

Good news for the Mets. Wright was put on a six-week strengthening program in late-September after a dye-cast MRI showed ligament damage in his shoulder, but fortunately his rehab process has proven beneficial. The fear was that he could need surgery following the rehab program, but it looks like he's on track for 2015 right now.
Nov 7 - 11:09 AM

A dye-cast MRI taken this week on David Wright's injured left shoulder showed ligament damage.

Wright, who was officially shut down for the season on September 9, could need surgery if a six-week strengthening program doesn't work. He'll test his shoulder with a hitting workout around November 1. A surgical procedure would require over three months of recovery time and likely affect his status for Opening Day 2015. The veteran third baseman batted just .269/.324/.374 with eight home runs in 134 games this season.
Sep 25 - 9:16 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports that the Mets will shut David Wright down for the rest of the season with inflammation in his left rotator cuff.

Rubin first reported the news, and the Mets made it official with a press release. While it's a bummer of an ending to Wright's season, the good news is that he's not expected to require surgery to repair a shoulder ailment that's been bothering him since mid-June. He'll rest the shoulder for a while before beginning a strengthening program. Wright concludes his disappointing 2014 campaign with a .269/.324/.374 batting line and just eight homers over 134 games. Eric Campbell started at third on Tuesday and could see the bulk of the playing time there down the stretch.
Sep 9 - 9:52 PM

The Mets announced during Tuesday's game that general manager Sandy Alderson and David Wright will hold a joint post-game press conference.

There's no word yet on what it's about, but a good bet would be the team shutting Wright (shoulder) down for the remainder of the season. Wright sat out Tuesday's game due to a left shoulder issue that has plagued him for much of the year and no doubt contributed to his disappointing .269/.324/.374 batting line.
Sep 9 - 9:13 PM

David Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday due to lingering shoulder discomfort.

Wright will have the shoulder examined yet again. It's been bothering him for much of the 2014 season and he's registered a career-worst .269/.324/.374 batting line in 134 games. The out-of-contention Mets might want to consider shutting down the star third baseman. Eric Campbell is at the hot corner on Tuesday night. Dilson Herrera is on the bench.
Sep 9 - 4:09 PM

David Wright went 4-for-5 in Friday 14-5 win over the Reds.

Wright doubled, knocked in a run and scored twice in a strong game. He now has seven hits in his last fourteen at-bats. The 31-year is putting up career lows in almost every major category, but perhaps a hot September could allow him to have at least a smidgeon of fantasy relevance heading into the 2015 campaign. This season, Wright is hitting .270/.326/.372.
Sep 6 - 1:18 AM

David Wright went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Tuesday.

Wright started the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single, then doubled in a run in the fourth, and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The third baseman has been bothered by neck and shoulder injuries, thus his numbers are far below expectations. Wright is slashing .268/.325/.369 with eight home runs and 62 RBI.
Sep 2 - 10:32 PM

David Wright (neck) is back in Thursday's lineup against the Braves.

That was the expectation already, but it's now official. Wright has been sidelined since Sunday due to neck spasms and a couple of days off are probably a good thing for his shoulder. He's still hoping to finish out the season strong even though he's not 100 percent.
Aug 28 - 5:06 PM

David Wright (neck) is expected to be in the Mets' lineup Thursday against the Braves.

It's not official yet, as he's waiting for the doctors to clear him, but he reported improvement after taking batting practice. Wright hasn't played since leaving Sunday's game due to neck spasms and is also dealing with a nagging shoulder issue.
Aug 28 - 4:07 PM

David Wright (neck) remained out of the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

Wright is nursing some neck spasms and has also admitted that his left shoulder is still an issue. He's remains day-to-day for now. Eric Campbell is handling third base again Wednesday.
Aug 27 - 3:13 PM

David Wright admitted on Tuesday that his left shoulder is not 100 percent.

Wright has denied in the past that he's still nursing the shoulder injury that originally cropped up in late June. However, after hitting coach Lamar Johnson said in an interview Tuesday that Wright is still ailing, the third baseman didn't deny it, but he also refused to blame it for his struggles. "Everybody has an opinion,'' Wright said. "Lamar sees me on a daily basis. Is the shoulder 100 percent? No. But that takes rest, and that's what the offseason's for. But is that the reason that I'm struggling the way I'm struggling? No. So, I think it's not a reasonable assessment as to why I'm playing poorly.'' Wright, who is also battling a minor neck ailment, is hitting .244/.306/.315 with just two homers over 44 games since the injury. It's hard to believe that he'll be a reliable fantasy option during the final month.
Source: Newsday
Aug 27 - 8:51 AM

David Wright (neck) is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Braves.

Wright left Sunday's game with neck spasms and still isn't back to 100 percent. Eric Campbell will fill in at the hot corner.
Aug 26 - 3:47 PM

Mets hitting coach Lamar Johnson told SNY.TV’s Robert Brender that David Wright is still dealing with pain in his left shoulder.

Wright is hitting just .215 with a .489 OPS since the All-Star break and is currently riding a career-long 143 at-bat home run-less streak, but he insists that the shoulder isn't an issue and that he's healthy enough to play. However, Johnson seems to have a different opinion on the matter. "When your shoulder is hurt, it’s really tough," said Johnson. "It’s hurt in his left shoulder and that’s where your swing starts, with your left side, your left hand getting to the ball. It's been tough because he’s been trying to play through that. It’s just been a real tough haul because it’s hard to get a consistent swing when you’re in pain." Even if the pain has subsided, many have speculated that Wright changed his swing to compensate for the discomfort and that he hasn't been able to get back to where he was before. Even with his long track record, it's hard to count on him in fantasy leagues right now.
Aug 26 - 9:22 AM

David Wright was removed from Sunday's game against the Dodgers in the third inning due to neck spasms.

Wright had singled and scored a run during a five-run uprising in the third inning before departing. It's unclear at the moment how much, if any, time that he may miss with the injury, but the team should provide an update on his status shortly.
Aug 24 - 5:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
3Brandon Allen
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3Wilfredo Tovar
3B1David Wright
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Matt den Dekker
3Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Michael Cuddyer
2John Mayberry
3Alex Castellanos
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
7Rafael Montero
8Noah Syndergaard
9Cory Mazzoni
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Bobby Parnell
7Erik Goeddel
8Dario Alvarez
9Akeel Morris
10Jack Leathersich
11Scott Rice