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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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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. Sep 4 - 10:49 AM

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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.
Aug 28 - 8:02 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.
Aug 23 - 9:39 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.
Aug 22 - 3:18 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.
Aug 16 - 4:11 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.
Aug 2 - 7:08 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.
Jun 30 - 5:26 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.
May 15 - 8:17 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.
Apr 20 - 4:57 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.
Apr 18 - 4:39 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.
Apr 10 - 5:27 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.
Apr 2 - 2:07 PM

David Wright (shoulder) hasn't thrown a ball in over a month and may not try again for another two weeks.

Wright is dealing with an impingement in his right shoulder. He also has spinal stenosis, which is condition that isn't going away. A timetable for Wright's return is completely up in the air. "The mindset I need to have now," Wright said, "is just do what I can to get back on the field as soon as possible." Jose Reyes will handle third base for the Mets while Wright is sidelined.
Mar 31 - 5:31 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins admitted David Wright (shoulder) is unlikely to appear in any more Grapefruit League games.

The Mets employed a DH in games earlier this spring but are now starting to have their pitchers hit. Wright could have been an option at DH but he's not ready to play the field yet. The injury-prone third baseman has advanced to running and fielding grounders but remains without a timetable. He won't be ready for Opening Day.
Source: Newsday
Mar 16 - 8:08 PM

David Wright (shoulder) has resumed taking ground balls.

It's something, but it's not much. Wright was diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement earlier this month and it's unclear when he'll ramp up his throwing, let alone get back into game action. "I don't know if he's in the cage yet, but I know he's been running and taking ground balls," said Mets manager Terry Collins. "But that is something that he's got to keep doing, because when the arm comes, the legs will be under him." Jose Reyes is slated to begin the year as the Mets' regular third baseman and leadoff man.
Mar 14 - 10:22 AM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
1B1Dominic Smith
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Jose Reyes
3Gavin Cecchini
SS1Amed Rosario
2Phillip Evans
3B1Wilmer Flores
2Matt Reynolds
3David Wright
LF1Nori Aoki
2Travis Taijeron
3Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Michael Conforto
RF1Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Seth Lugo
7Rafael Montero
8Chris Flexen
9Tommy Milone
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Jerry Blevins
4Paul Sewald
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Chase Bradford
9Kevin McGowan
10Jamie Callahan
11Jacob Rhame