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David Wright | Third Baseman

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/20/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 206
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Mets placed 3B David Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a mild right hamstring strain.
That the club is calling it a mild strain is certainly encouraging. Wright was given a cortisone shot and will rest for two days before then resuming baseball activities as tolerated. Eric Campbell has been recalled to take Wright's spot on the roster. He figures to see time at third base, and the Mets could also move Daniel Murphy over to third and install Ruben Tejada at second base. Apr 15 - 2:15 PM

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David Wright (hamstring) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday.

Wright sounded resigned after Tuesday's game to going on the disabled list because of his pulled right hamstring. He's hoping that shutting it down now will result in only a minimum DL stint, but that's still totally up in the air at this point. Ruben Tejada and Eric Campbell are candidates for playing time at third base for the Mets while Wright is out. Campbell is expected to officially be promoted Wednesday to replace Wright.
Apr 14 - 11:12 PM

David Wright has been diagnosed with a pulled right hamstring.

Wright hurt himself while stealing second base in the eighth inning of Monday's game versus the Phillies. Mets manager Terry Collins referred to the injury as a "major problem" after the game, so a trip to the disabled list looks like a given. Ruben Tejada would figure to be in line for more playing time with Wright out, with Eric Campbell also likely in the mix assuming he's promoted to take Wright's roster spot.
Apr 14 - 10:22 PM

David Wright left Tuesday's game versus the Phillies with an apparent left leg injury.

Wright injured the leg while stealing second base in the eighth inning. He initially stayed in after being checked on by a trainer but then walked off the field during the middle of Anthony Recker's at-bat. The Mets will provide an update on Wright's status shortly.
Apr 14 - 10:14 PM

David Wright went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Braves.

The home run snapped a career-high 203 at-bat homerless streak for Wright dating back to last July 11. It's safe to say that his shoulder is feeling a lot better. While it was a productive night at the dish for Wright, he had an uncharacteristic mental error at third base in the bottom of the eighth inning which led to the Braves taking the lead.
Apr 11 - 12:22 AM

David Wright went 3-for-3 with an RBI on Friday, leading the Mets to a 5-0 victory over the Rangers in Cactus League action.

He also drew a walk in the contest, reaching safely in all four of his plate appearances. Wright got the Mets on the board with an RBI double in the first inning, and that would prove to be the game-winner. He has had a strong spring, hitting .283 (15-for-53) with four homers and 12 RBI.
Apr 3 - 11:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Danny Muno
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
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
7Buddy Carlyle
8Bobby Parnell
9Sean Gilmartin
10Erik Goeddel
11Josh Edgin