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David Wright | Third Baseman | #5

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2001 / Supplemental (Rd. 1) / NYM
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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. Sep 13 - 7:21 PM

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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.
Sep 6 - 11:43 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.
Jul 5 - 3:33 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.
Jul 1 - 5:19 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.
Jun 16 - 5:58 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.
Jun 16 - 11:04 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.
Jun 15 - 4:30 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.
Jun 14 - 5:23 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.
Jun 3 - 12:12 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.
Jun 3 - 8:51 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.
Jun 2 - 9:34 PM

David Wright (neck) remains sidelined for Wednesday's game against the White Sox.

Wright received a pain-killing injection Tuesday for his herniated disk and those injections usually need a day or two to take effect. If the shot doesn't work, the veteran third baseman could be placed on the disabled list. Ty Kelly is starting at third base and batting seventh Wednesday versus right-hander Miguel Gonzalez.
Jun 1 - 10:28 AM

David Wright was given a pain-killing injection for his neck injury on Tuesday.

The veteran third baseman revealed to reporters Monday that he's been diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck and he is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night. The hope is this pain-killing injection will help him avoid the 15-day disabled list.
May 31 - 4:04 PM

David Wright (neck) is out of the Mets' lineup again on Tuesday.

Wright revealed Monday that he's dealing with a herniated disk in his neck, but the Mets have resisted placing him on the disabled list so far. It appears that Eric Campbell will be sent down to Triple-A to make room for James Loney on the active roster. Wilmer Flores is starting at third base Tuesday while Loney will make his Mets debut at first base.
May 31 - 3:43 PM

David Wright said Monday that he is dealing with a herniated disk in his neck.

Wright has now missed three straight games with the neck issue and appears likely to hit the disabled list. More should be known about his status on Tuesday, but the Mets will likely use a combination of Wilmer Flores and Ty Kelly at third base for now.
May 30 - 4:33 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Wilmer Flores
2Kelly Johnson
3Ty Kelly
4Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
3B1Jose Reyes
2T.J. Rivera
3Eric Campbell
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Michael Conforto
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
6Hansel Robles
7Josh Edgin
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Gabriel Ynoa
11Josh Smoker
12Erik Goeddel
13Jenrry Mejia