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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
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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. Mar 16 - 8:08 PM
Source: Newsday

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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

David Wright is in the Mets starting lineup as the designated hitter in Saturday's Grapefruit League contest against the Nationals.

Wright won't be ready to play the field until mid-March, so he's limited to DH duties until then. He has been playing catch regularly as he's working to come back from neck surgery while also battling spinal stenosis in his back. The odds of him remaining healthy throughout the 2017 season remain slim.
Feb 25 - 8:42 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins estimated Tuesday that David Wright won't be ready to play the field until around mid-March.

Wright, who is coming back from neck surgery and battling spinal stenosis in his back, played catch Tuesday for the second time this spring. He's going to be eased into action as a DH and in minor league games before testing himself in the field. "He is making strides," said Collins. "You are looking at, three weeks from today we will have a real good idea where he is at. That gives him a lot of time to lengthen himself out." It's ultimately hard to say if he'll be ready for Opening Day until he really starts ramping things up.
Feb 22 - 9:00 AM

David Wright (neck) played catch on a back field Tuesday at Mets camp.

The veteran third baseman is being kept away from the media as he tries to return from last June's cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. "We don’t want him overexposed to where ... if he makes a bad throw, all of a sudden, it’s a big story," manager Terry Collins said. "We want to make sure that when he starts out there throwing in front of everybody, that he’s certainly ready to let it loose." Wright is aiming to be ready for Opening Day, but the question marks abound.
Source: Newsday
Feb 21 - 5:07 PM

David Wright (neck) played catch indoors on Sunday.

He didn't play catch outside with the rest of his Mets teammates, but it was the first time Wright has done any throwing since last June's cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. The club will continue to bring the veteran third baseman along slowly this spring, as Wright's participation in Grapefruit League games figures to be fairly limited. He's obviously a major health question mark going into 2017.
Feb 19 - 11:23 AM

David Wright (neck) is tentatively scheduled to play catch on Sunday.

It would be his first time throwing a baseball since last June. The Mets are bringing Wright along slowly this spring as he works his way back from a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. His health status figures to be a daily topic of conversation throughout spring training.
Feb 17 - 12:51 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins hasn't ruled out David Wright (neck) taking some grounders at first base later in camp.

The possibility of Wright seeing some time at first base has been raised in the past, so it's not surprising to see it come up again. Whether it actually comes to fruition is another matter altogether. Wright is just easing back into some baseball activities as he makes his way back from a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. He hasn't even begun throwing yet, so it's hard to know what to expect until he starts ramping things up. Either way, the expectation is that he'll see some time at designated hitter before playing the field. Jose Reyes is the backup plan at third base.
Feb 14 - 12:12 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that David Wright (neck) will begin throwing sometime this week.

Wright resumed baseball activities earlier this month and took batting practice in the cage on Monday as he eases back into things following a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery. "It’s a day to day," Collins said Monday. "We want to try and set something down on paper for David, to be smart. We realize it has to be adjusted each and every day. There are going to be times he is going to get up in the morning, he’s not going to feel very good and we’re going to have to adjust that day." As Collins alluded to, the Mets have no idea what they're going to get out of Wright and will proceed cautiously with him following two years plagued by back and neck issues. Jose Reyes offers insurance at third base.
Feb 13 - 4:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Ben Rowen
11Adam Wilk
12Tom Gorzelanny
13Jenrry Mejia