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David Wright | Third Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Wright is headed to California to have his back examined by a specialist.
Wright was diagnosed last week with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column, and the veteran third baseman is trying to figure out a treatment plan. More should be known in the next couple of days. It's probably going to be a while before we see him return to the Mets' active roster. May 25 - 12:26 PM

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David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.

The Mets believe that the injury will heal, though the process is going to take some time. What that means for Wright's return to the active roster is completely unknown. He has been shut down completely for the next week and will then be re-evaluated.
May 23 - 3:01 PM

David Wright (back) suffered another setback in his recovery and has been shut down for another week.

His ailing back is still an issue and continues to give him problems. He had been making progress and was scheduled to begin a rehab assignment at some point next week, but now those plans have been scratched. There is no clear timetable for his return at the moment.
May 23 - 2:15 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment at some point next week.

Wright began taking batting practice on Friday and continues to make progress in his recovery from a right hamstring strain and a back injury that he suffered during rehab. Barring any further setbacks, he should rejoin the Mets in early June.
May 22 - 6:57 PM

The Mets aren't sure when David Wright (hamstring, back) will be ready to play minor league rehab games.

Wright began to ramp up some baseball activities this week and is said to be "making progress," but the Mets aren't going to rush him. The veteran third baseman hit the disabled list on April 15 due to a right hamstring strain and his return has been delayed due to a back injury.
May 21 - 4:51 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) resumed baseball activities Monday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

He did everything but swing a bat. Wright was placed on the disabled list April 15 with a right hamstring strain and suffered a back injury while rehabbing that strain. There's no exact timetable for the veteran third baseman's return, but he should be good by early June if he is able to avoid further setbacks.
May 18 - 1:13 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) will resume baseball activities on Monday.

It doesn't mean he's poised to return to the Mets' lineup soon, as Wright has been shut down for over a week and will need a rehab assignment eventually. Still, it's a nice step in the right direction after an absence that's dragged on longer than expected. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery.
May 17 - 2:16 PM

The Mets hope David Wright (hamstring, back) will be cleared to resume activities on Monday.

Wright had a setback a week ago with a back issue and has recovered from it more slowly than expected. He seems to be doing better now, though, and could be cleared for a rehab assignment not long after resuming activities. The third baseman seems to be tracking towards and early June return.
May 15 - 5:03 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) still hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities.

That's now two straight days that the Mets were hoping he'd be cleared but he wasn't. Wright is on the disabled list with a hamstring injury, but it's a back issue that's holding up his recovery. It's been determined that he's not dealing with another stress fracture as he did in 2011, but there's no timetable for his return. "He's dying to get back out there, but there's no real timetable when that's going to happen," manager Terry Collins said. "The only good news is he feels better."
May 12 - 7:33 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) hasn't been cleared to resume baseball activities yet.

The hope is that it would happen on Monday, but instead Wright just received more treatment. He'll be re-evaluated Tuesday and it's possible he'll be cleared for activities at that time. Wright's hamstring no longer appears to be an issue, but a lower back problem cropped up late last week and that's what's slowing him down. He's not expected to be activated from the disabled list for at least another week.
May 11 - 6:18 PM

David Wright (hamstring, back) is expected to resume activities on Monday.

Wright has been shut down after his back flared up on him, but Mets manager Terry Collins said the club is just being careful because of Wright's past back issues. The third baseman's right hamstring no longer appears to be of concern, as he had been slated to begin a rehab assignment Saturday before the setback. It sounds like Wright could still have a shot to return at some point next week.
May 8 - 4:12 PM

David Wright (hamstring) has been shut down from activity due to lower back pain.

Wright's recovery from a right hamstring strain has been coming along, but he's dealt with a back issue in recent days. The good news is that an MRI on his back came back clean, and he'll be allowed to resume workouts once the pain subsides. Wright had been on track to return sometime next week, but that's obviously not going to happen now.
May 8 - 12:05 PM

David Wright (hamstring) is expected to begin running the bases by Thursday.

And if he looks good doing that, he could start playing in rehab games by the weekend. Wright has been on the disabled list since April 14 because of a right hamstring strain. He's around 10 days from rejoining the Mets.
May 5 - 4:07 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that David Wright (hamstring) is not back to 100 percent yet.

Wright ramped up some baseball activities last week, but he's not running at 100 percent and the Mets won't have a clear timetable for his return until he does. "It’s just hard to say," said Alderson. "He could be a week away, could be 10 days away. Until he gets into a game situation and feels confident with the leg, we’re not going to know." There was some talk about him returning this weekend, but now it appears that the best-case scenario is sometime next week. Daniel Murphy will continue to play third base during his absence while young Dilson Herrera will play second.
May 5 - 8:55 AM

David Wright (hamstring) will resume running on Saturday.

Wright is receiving therapy and exercising for a second straight day on Friday, as he's ramped up his baseball activities this week. Obviously running is the biggest test, and if he passes it he could return in a week or so. The Mets have called up Dilson Herrera to handle second base, pushing Daniel Murphy over to the third base spot vacated by Wright.
May 1 - 4:11 PM

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Noah Syndergaard
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Bobby Parnell
13Josh Edgin