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David Wright | Third Baseman | #5

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (35) / 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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Mets placed 3B David Wright on the 10-day disabled list with back and shoulder injuries.
Wright hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 2016 and it's uncertain at this point if he will ever return. The 35-year-old third baseman is owed $20 million in 2018, $15 million in 2019, and $12 million in 2020, though the Mets do have an insurance policy on that contract. Mar 29 - 1:08 PM

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David Wright will not participate in baseball activity for eight weeks due to continued issues with his shoulder and lower back.

More bad news for Wright, who hasn't appeared in a major league game since May 27, 2016. The 35-year-old hasn't given up hope of continuing his career, though the odds are very long at this point. Wright is still owed $20 million in 2018, $15 million in 2019, and $12 million in 2020. The Mets hold an insurance policy which covers 75 percent of his salary if he can't play.
Mar 13 - 12:11 PM

According to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post, the Mets could place David Wright on the 60-day disabled list as soon as February 14.

The move would clear a spot on the 40-man roster, which could come in handy as the Mets make some last-minute additions. Wright, 35, has undergone three surgeries in the past two years and has been limited to 75 games over the past three seasons. He hasn't resumed baseball activities and appears doubtful to contribute with the Mets this season. He's still owed $47 million through 2020, though the Mets hold an insurance policy which covers 75 percent of his salary. If it's determined that Wright is physically unable to return, it's possible there could be some sort of settlement with the insurance company. However, it doesn't appear that an official decision regarding possible retirement is in any way imminent.
Feb 5 - 9:36 AM

David Wright told Anthony DiComo of MLB.com that he still plans to continue his playing career.

The 35-year-old missed the entire 2017 season due to multiple injuries. He underwent surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder and another operation to fix his lower back. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has promised to provide an update on Wright's status in late January, but the club isn't counting on him at this point. Wright played only 37 games in 2016 and 38 games in 2015. Prior to that he was a perennial first-round pick in fantasy drafts for his combination of high batting average, power and speed.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Jan 19 - 10:39 PM

Mets activated 3B David Wright from the 60-day disabled list.

The veteran third baseman missed the entire 2017 season due to a variety of injuries. He underwent surgery in September to repair his right rotator cuff then had a laminotomy procedure on his lower back in early October. While he says that he still has every intention of playing for the Mets again, he's impossible to count on for fantasy purposes.
Sat, Nov 4, 2017 09:54:00 AM

According to the Mets, David Wright underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back Thursday.

This comes one month and one day after his surgery to repair his rotator cuff. Wright was quoted in the Mets' statement as saying the back surgery was in the hopes of reducing the chances of future problems and that he still has every intention of again playing for the Mets. Wright missed the entire 2017 season and was limited to 38 games in 2015 and 37 in 2016.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 06:16:00 PM

David Wright will undergo surgery in New York on Tuesday to repair his right rotator cuff.

Just the latest in a brutal string of injuries for Wright. The 34-year-old attempted a minor league rehab assignment late last month, but he was quickly shut down with shoulder pain. He's been limited to just 75 games over the past three seasons and it's increasingly likely that his playing career could be over.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 10:49:00 AM

David Wright has been pulled off his rehab assignment and will be examined in New York after feeling renewed soreness in his right shoulder.

Wright just can't catch a break. Injuries have limited the 34-year-old to just 75 games over the past three seasons and he's almost surely done for 2017 now no matter what his latest exam reveals. Wright is still owed $37 million from 2018-20.
Mon, Aug 28, 2017 08:02:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder, back) started at DH and went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his rehab debut Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

It was the first live game Wright had played at any level this season. "There's still quite a bit to go to where I want to be, but it was a good first step," he told reporters afterward. "[My back and shoulder] felt pretty good. There are going to be some challenges ahead, I'm sure ... Certainly sooner rather than later I want to see some results, have some better at-bats. It's not going to come overnight." The veteran third baseman is aiming to join the Mets for the final few weeks of the 2017 regular season.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 09:39:00 AM

David Wright (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment Tuesday with High-A St. Lucie.

Oh, it's happening. He's set to serve as the designated hitter in his first professional game of the season. Wright has been out all year due to a shoulder impingement, and of course he also has a chronic back condition. It's no sure thing he'll be able to join the Mets down the stretch, but it would at least provide some smiles for Mets fans in what has been a lost year.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 03:18:00 PM

When asked if it was realistic to expect David Wright (shoulder) back this year, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said, "He certainly thinks it is."

The last we heard Wright was rehabbing at the team's spring training facility in St. Lucie. With six weeks remaining in a lost season, there won't be much urgency to get Wright back before the end of the year. Injuries have limited the 34-year-old to just 75 games over the past three seasons. He still has three years and $47 million remaining on his contract.
Wed, Aug 16, 2017 04:11:00 PM

David Wright (shoulder) has been hitting, throwing and fielding at High-A St. Lucie.

The Mets are not placing a timetable on Wright's recovery, but it is a good sign that he is healthy enough for baseball activities. That was not the case at the end of June. The oft-injured veteran third baseman has not played this season due to a cervical disc herniation.
Wed, Aug 2, 2017 07:08:00 PM

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.
Fri, Jun 30, 2017 05:26:00 PM

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.
Mon, May 15, 2017 08:17:00 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.
Thu, Apr 20, 2017 04:57:00 PM

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PosRoleName
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1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Michael Conforto
2Juan Lagares
3Brandon Nimmo
RF1Jay Bruce
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PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Corey Oswalt