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David Wright | Third Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (31) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

David Wright (shoulder) is in the Mets' starting lineup on Monday afternoon versus the Cubs.

Wright did not play Sunday after leaving Saturday's game with lingering soreness in his right shoulder. It's something that has bothered him for much of the 2014 season, and he currently holds a career-worst .711 OPS with only eight home runs in 117 games. The star third baseman probably won't be fully healthy again until 2015.
Aug 18 - 10:25 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Sunday that David Wright could miss multiple games with his shoulder soreness.

Wright has been battling a bruised rotator cuff for most of the season that appeared to be agitated when he was hit by a pitch in Saturday's game. Fantasy owners may want to have another option available for the upcoming week should the struggling third basemen be forced to rest.
Aug 17 - 4:34 PM

David Wright left Saturday's game against the Cubs because of shoulder soreness.

Wright got hit by a pitch in the sixth inning and then exited in the eighth. He finished 0-for-2 with the HBP and a run scored. The third baseman has been bothered for much of the season by a bruised rotator cuff and his offensive production has greatly suffered.
Aug 16 - 9:47 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins is concerned about David Wright's level of production.

"I’m concerned with the fact he’s not hitting," Collins said. "I’m not sure about the physical side. Like anything else, before he got hurt he was slumping a little bit, too. I don’t know if he’s trying to drive the ball, but his swing has gotten just a little long." Wright missed time earlier this season with a bruised left rotator cuff. Collins said that he "really hadn't talked to [Wright]" about the possibility that the injury is lingering. On the year, Wright is hitting .270 with just eight home runs.
Aug 2 - 5:42 PM

David Wright went 0-for-3 with a strikeout Friday against the Giants.

Wright is now hitting just .170 (9-for-53) with one-extra base hit (a double) over 14 games since the All-Star break. He missed some time late in the first half with a bruised rotator cuff and it's increasingly clear that he's not 100 percent.
Aug 1 - 9:38 PM

David Wright went 4-for-4 with a two-run homer and two runs in a win over the Marlins on Friday.

It was the 19th four-hit game of his career. Wright has hit safely in each of his last five games, so it looks like the time off for his shoulder was just what the doctored ordered. His overall numbers still aren't on par with what we've seen from him in the past, so fantasy owners will have to hope that he can keep it going in the second half.
Jul 11 - 10:02 PM

David Wright walked twice and knocked in a run with a single in four plate appearances in Thursday's loss against the Braves.

Wright has been immensely productive at the plate since mid-June -- he entered the night with a .982 OPS since June 16 -- and it continued on Thursday in a losing effort. Wright's rapidly-improving slash line now sits at .277/.335/.402 with seven home runs and 44 RBI.
Jul 10 - 10:18 PM

David Wright homered Monday as the Mets edged the Braves 4-3 in 11 innings.

Wright's homer came in the third. The winning run scored in the 11th when Ruben Tejada singled in Juan Lagares. Wright's homer was his first since June 19 and just his seventh this season. It was a solo shot, and he still hasn't had a multi-RBI game since June 2.
Jul 7 - 11:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Kirk Nieuwenhuis
2Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Bobby Parnell