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David Wright | Third Baseman | #5

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (34) / 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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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that David Wright (neck) has begun simulated baseball activities.
It's not much, as he's simply begun moving laterally to mimic what he would be doing defensively. He has yet to begin swinging and the plan calls for him to begin actual baseball activities in January, but at least he's moving in the right direction. Coming back from a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery, Wright remains a huge question mark for 2017. Tue, Dec 13, 2016 12:10:00 PM

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Mets GM Sandy Alderson said he expects David Wright (neck) to be ready for Opening Day in 2017.

Wright is scheduled to begin baseball activities later this month and has no other medical hurdles to clear, so he should be on a fairly normal workout schedule leading into the start of spring training. How he holds up throughout the summer is another story. Wright was limited to 37 games in 2016 and 38 games in 2015. He underwent a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery this past June for a herniated disc and spinal stenosis.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 03:43:00 PM

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

He's now returned to the 40-man roster. Wright underwent a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery back in mid-June for a herniated disc and spinal stenosis. He expects to be cleared for baseball activities in December and hopes to be ready to go for spring training.
Fri, Nov 4, 2016 08:25:00 AM

David Wright (neck) said Wednesday that he believes he will be ready for the start of spring training.

Wright underwent a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery back on June 16 for a herniated disc and spinal stenosis, and he won't be cleared for baseball activities until sometime in December. Even then, setbacks seem likely. "Once spring training comes, you start getting in those live situations, those game situations, you just don't know how things are going to react," Wright told on Wednesday. "But I'm really positive and I'm really confident that this neck surgery's going to hold up. I'm confident that my back's going to hold up. And we go from there."
Thu, Oct 6, 2016 09:44:00 AM

David Wright (neck) received a good report from Dr. Robert Watkins on Tuesday in Los Angeles.

Wright is healing properly and the "hope and belief" of the Mets -- per Heyman -- is that he will be fully ready for the start of spring training in 2017. The veteran third baseman underwent fusion surgery in June to repair a herniated disc in his neck. He's owed around $67 million on a contract that runs through 2020.
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 07:21:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, David Wright (neck) is traveling to Los Angeles on Tuesday to see back specialist Robert Watkins.

Wright underwent fusion surgery back in June to repair a herniated disc in his neck. The veteran third baseman told Heyman via email that this week's visit is a "routine checkup" that was "set up after surgery," but there's some hope that he'll be cleared for some light baseball activity or at least receive a schedule for one. It's too late for the veteran third baseman to return this season, but it would still be good news as he looks toward a return in 2017. Wright, who turns 34 in December, is still owed $67 million between 2017-2020.
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 11:43:00 AM

Mets transferred 3B David Wright (neck) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

This move allows the Mets to add Jose Reyes to the 40-man roster. Wright is out with a herniated disc in his neck and may not make it back before the end of the season. Wilmer Flores and Reyes will man the hot corner during his absence.
Tue, Jul 5, 2016 03:33:00 PM

David Wright (neck) admitted Friday that he's unsure whether he'll make it back this season.

"I don't know," Wright said. "I really don't know." It's no surprise, of course, after Wright had surgery three weeks ago to repair a herniated disc in his neck. The Mets almost surely aren't counting on getting their third baseman back. Wilmer Flores is currently handling the hot corner, and Jose Reyes will arrive soon.
Fri, Jul 1, 2016 05:19:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said he can't picture David Wright (neck) returning before September.

Even September might be a long shot now that Wright has undergone neck surgery. Injuries have limited Wright to just 75 games over the last two seasons. Wilmer Flores will continue to man third base in his absence.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 05:58:00 PM

David Wright will undergo surgery Thursday to repair a herniated disc in his neck.

Wright released a short statement through the Mets: "After trying every way to get back on the field, I've come to realize it's best for me, my teammates and the organization to proceed with surgery at this time. My neck simply did not respond to any of the treatments of the past few weeks." There's no official timetable, but this type of surgery usually requires at least three months of rest and rehab. Which means the veteran third baseman is likely done for the remainder of the 2016 season.
Thu, Jun 16, 2016 11:04:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that the team has begun to discuss the possibility of David Wright (neck) missing the rest of the season.

Wright visited Dr. Robert Watkins on Tuesday, with neck surgery the topic on the table. It would potentially sideline the veteran third baseman for the rest of the season. For the time being, Wilmer Flores should continue to start at third in his place. If Wright does undergo the surgery, a potential trade for additional help becomes more likely.
Wed, Jun 15, 2016 04:30:00 PM

David Wright met with Dr. Robert Watkins to discuss neck surgery.

So far Wright has opted for rehab but surgery remains an option. Wright will probably have to make a decision relatively soon. If he goes under the knife, Wright could be out for the year. Wilmer Flores has been filling in for Wright at third base.
Tue, Jun 14, 2016 05:23:00 PM

Mets placed 3B David Wright on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to May 28, with a herniated disk in his neck.

The Mets say that Wright will be shut down from baseball activities for 6-8 weeks, during which time he'll undergo physiotherapy. The timetable is even worse than initially reported, as Wright will have to be build back up after the shutdown period. He'll almost surely be out until at least August, it would seem. The Mets will go with a combination of Wilmer Flores, Matt Reynolds and Ty Kelly at third base for the time being, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see them seek help from outside the organization.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 12:12:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that David Wright (neck) is expected to be sidelined for at least 4-6 weeks.

Wright is battling a herniated disc in his neck and will be placed on the disabled list Friday. Whether the injury is related at all to last year's spinal stenosis diagnosis isn't known. Surgery isn't being considered at this point, although it's possible that will become an option if Wright doesn't recovery as quickly as hoped. The Mets will roll with Wilmer Flores, Matt Reynolds and Ty Kelly at third base while Wright is on the shelf.
Fri, Jun 3, 2016 08:51:00 AM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports David Wright (neck) is expected to be out for "an extended period."

He's headed to the disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck. It's unclear if the injury is related to Wright's spinal stenosis, a condition he was diagnosed with last year. The veteran sat out 124 games last season and has already missed 15 in 2016. ESPN New York's Adam Rubin said Wright isn't considering surgery, though that could change if he's slow to recover. Ty Kelly, Matt Reynolds and Wilmer Flores could all see time at third base during his absence.
Thu, Jun 2, 2016 09:34:00 PM

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SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
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