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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 (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

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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

David Wright (shoulder) has been cleared to DH but doesn't plan on doing so until he's further along in his rehab.

Wright has seen two doctors who have both confirmed that he's dealing with a right shoulder impingement. The DH is available for NL teams during spring training but wouldn't do Wright much good during the regular season. Once on a Hall of Fame trajectory, Wright just can't seem to stay healthy. In the likely event of another injury-plagued season, Jose Reyes should spell Wright at third base.
Mar 2 - 6:39 PM

David Wright said a second opinion confirmed he's dealing with a right shoulder impingement.

It's good news that the injury isn't something more severe, but Wright will still be shut down from throwing for the next two weeks and he remains questionable for Opening Day. The veteran third baseman has appeared in just 75 total games over the last two seasons due to serious back and neck issues. Jose Reyes figures to get the bulk of playing time at the hot corner this year for New York.
Mar 2 - 12:12 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, David Wright is going for a second opinion on his right shoulder.

Wright was originally expected back in camp on Wednesday, but he actually stayed back in New York. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced Tuesday that Wright will be shut down from throwing for two weeks due to a right shoulder impingement. No matter what he hears from doctors, he's unlikely to be ready for the start of the season. Jose Reyes projects to begin the year as the starting third baseman and leadoff man.
Mar 1 - 11:12 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that David Wright (shoulder) has indicated that he's willing to try first base.

It's the logical path considering all of his physical issues, but Wright isn't going to be able to throw for a couple of weeks due to a right shoulder impingement. While the demands might not be as high at first base, he's still going to need to throw the baseball over there. The Mets haven't officially ruled him out for the start of the season, but he's going to need to make dramatic progress to have a real shot at being ready. Whatever they get from him will likely be considered a bonus. As of now, Jose Reyes projects to be the Opening Day third baseman and leadoff man. If Lucas Duda (back, hip) continues to miss time, look for Jay Bruce to get an extensive look in the coming days.
Feb 28 - 3:53 PM

David Wright won't throw for "a couple weeks" after being diagnosed with a right shoulder impingement.

Uh oh. Wright has been limited to DH duty in the early part of the Grapefruit League schedule as he makes his way back from neck surgery, but he apparently felt shoulder soreness in some of his private throwing sessions, so the Mets sent him to New York to get checked out. General manager Sandy Alderson is calling him "questionable" for Opening Day, but they clearly can't count on him avoiding further setbacks. Jose Reyes is poised to have a major role in this lineup this season.
Feb 28 - 9:23 AM

David Wright started at designated hitter and went 0-for-2 against the Nationals on Saturday.

Mets fans were happy just to see him on the field after missing most of the last two seasons with spinal injuries. He is unlikely to play the field until mid-March. He was replaced by Michael Conforto in the sixth inning.
Feb 25 - 4:48 PM

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3Matt Reynolds
4David Wright
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