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David Wright | Third Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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David Wright hit his third spring homer Tuesday off the Astros' Collin McHugh.
It was one of just two hits for the Mets on the day. Wright is batting .303 and slugging .606 in 33 at-bats. The Mets have to be pleased by the power he's showed following last year's troubles with ligament damage in his left shoulder. Mar 24 - 5:39 PM

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David Wright hit his first spring homer Saturday as part of the Mets' 13-4 rout of a Nationals split-squad.

The homer was a three-run shot off Tanner Roark. It wasn't only his first homer of this spring, but it as his first spring homer since way back in 2012. He's off to a 5-for-18 start.
Mar 14 - 5:35 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that David Wright (shoulder) will not face any limitations in spring training.

Wright's 2014 season ended prematurely due to ligament damage in his left shoulder, but he avoided surgery and has slowly ramped up his offseason activity to the point that he's ready to roll at the start of spring. However, it's reasonable to question whether the ailment could affect the third baseman's power in 2015.
Feb 20 - 11:50 AM

David Wright (shoulder) is currently hitting off a tee and taking tosses.

Wright was shut down last September due to ligament damage in his left shoulder, but he made progress after a six-week strengthening program and has slowly increased baseball activities since. "It’s still pretty controlled, which is fairly normal for this time of year," said Wright. "I feel good. Now it’s just a matter of me trying to get my left shoulder on a par with my right shoulder, just strength-wise. I feel pain free, which is good, feel like the shoulder is healthy, and now it is just a matter of building up that strength. "In my eyes, I’m not too far behind from where I am normally at this time of year."
Jan 14 - 8:25 AM

David Wright (shoulder) is expected to progress to baseball activities in December.

The Mets said that Wright showed "marked improvement" with his left rotator cuff following an exam Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York. The injury lingered during the second half and eventually caused him to be shut down early, but he's expected to avoid surgery and begin 2015 healthy.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 01:23:00 PM

David Wright is making "significant" progress with his left shoulder and is still not expected to require surgery.

Good news for the Mets. Wright was put on a six-week strengthening program in late-September after a dye-cast MRI showed ligament damage in his shoulder, but fortunately his rehab process has proven beneficial. The fear was that he could need surgery following the rehab program, but it looks like he's on track for 2015 right now.
Fri, Nov 7, 2014 11:09:00 AM

A dye-cast MRI taken this week on David Wright's injured left shoulder showed ligament damage.

Wright, who was officially shut down for the season on September 9, could need surgery if a six-week strengthening program doesn't work. He'll test his shoulder with a hitting workout around November 1. A surgical procedure would require over three months of recovery time and likely affect his status for Opening Day 2015. The veteran third baseman batted just .269/.324/.374 with eight home runs in 134 games this season.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Adam Rubin of reports that the Mets will shut David Wright down for the rest of the season with inflammation in his left rotator cuff.

Rubin first reported the news, and the Mets made it official with a press release. While it's a bummer of an ending to Wright's season, the good news is that he's not expected to require surgery to repair a shoulder ailment that's been bothering him since mid-June. He'll rest the shoulder for a while before beginning a strengthening program. Wright concludes his disappointing 2014 campaign with a .269/.324/.374 batting line and just eight homers over 134 games. Eric Campbell started at third on Tuesday and could see the bulk of the playing time there down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 09:52:00 PM

The Mets announced during Tuesday's game that general manager Sandy Alderson and David Wright will hold a joint post-game press conference.

There's no word yet on what it's about, but a good bet would be the team shutting Wright (shoulder) down for the remainder of the season. Wright sat out Tuesday's game due to a left shoulder issue that has plagued him for much of the year and no doubt contributed to his disappointing .269/.324/.374 batting line.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 09:13:00 PM

David Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday due to lingering shoulder discomfort.

Wright will have the shoulder examined yet again. It's been bothering him for much of the 2014 season and he's registered a career-worst .269/.324/.374 batting line in 134 games. The out-of-contention Mets might want to consider shutting down the star third baseman. Eric Campbell is at the hot corner on Tuesday night. Dilson Herrera is on the bench.
Tue, Sep 9, 2014 04:09:00 PM

David Wright went 4-for-5 in Friday 14-5 win over the Reds.

Wright doubled, knocked in a run and scored twice in a strong game. He now has seven hits in his last fourteen at-bats. The 31-year is putting up career lows in almost every major category, but perhaps a hot September could allow him to have at least a smidgeon of fantasy relevance heading into the 2015 campaign. This season, Wright is hitting .270/.326/.372.
Sat, Sep 6, 2014 01:18:00 AM

David Wright went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Tuesday.

Wright started the scoring in the first inning with an RBI single, then doubled in a run in the fourth, and added a sacrifice fly in the sixth. The third baseman has been bothered by neck and shoulder injuries, thus his numbers are far below expectations. Wright is slashing .268/.325/.369 with eight home runs and 62 RBI.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 10:32:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 05:06:00 PM

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.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 04:07:00 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.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 03:13:00 PM

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C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2Eric Campbell
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Danny Muno
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
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S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Rafael Montero
8Bobby Parnell
9Sean Gilmartin
10Buddy Carlyle
11Erik Goeddel
12Josh Edgin