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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. 300) / NYM
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David Wright (neck) is out of the Mets' lineup on Saturday, as the Mets have "a little concern" about the injury.
Not much information is known about the neck injury and Ty Kelly will get the start in his place. With any bump or bruise with Wright, it's an immediate concern that it will become a nagging issue or that he will eventually land on the DL. The 33-year-old is only hitting .226/.350/.438 with seven home runs in 164 plate appearances this year. May 28 - 7:33 PM
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David Wright is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Nationals.

Ty Kelly will start at third base and bat eighth versus Nationals right-hander Stephen Strasburg. It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran Wright.
May 24 - 3:38 PM

David Wright smacked a three-run homer in Monday's victory over the Nationals.

Things started to fall apart for Nats starter Gio Gonzalez in the third inning, and it began with Wright's three-run blast. It was the third baseman's first longball since May seventh and his fifth on the season. Wright has been getting more off days this month as his back acts up and remains a health risk going forward.
May 23 - 11:30 PM

David Wright is not in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Wright played the last two days after missing two games with renewed discomfort in his back. Manager Terry Collins said that the third baseman is just getting a night off in this one, though. Eric Campbell is at third base.
May 20 - 3:15 PM

David Wright (back) is in the Mets' lineup Wednesday.

A good sign after he was held out Tuesday due to renewed discomfort in his back. This is probably going to be a day-to-day thing all summer for the veteran third baseman. He'll start at the hot corner and bat third Wednesday versus Nationals left-hander Gio Gonzalez.
May 18 - 4:00 PM

David Wright is out Tuesday because of renewed discomfort in his back.

Not a good development, obviously, for a guy who was diagnosed last summer with spinal stenosis. Wright could be looking at an extended absence, with Eric Campbell the likely fill-in at third base. Wilmer Flores has also seen action at the hot corner this year.
May 17 - 5:01 PM

David Wright has been scratched from the Mets' starting lineup Tuesday versus the Nationals.

His shoulder could be acting up again. Let's hope it's not his back. There should be an update soon.
May 17 - 4:43 PM

David Wright is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

It's a routine day off. Eric Campbell is at third base. Curtis Granderson is also getting a breather, as Alejandro De Aza is in center field and in the leadoff spot.

Mets manager Terry Collins said the team will consider moving David Wright out of the No. 2 spot in the lineup if he continues to strike out at a high rate.

Wright has struggled at the plate this year, hitting .223 with 43 strikeouts in only 103 at-bats. That's tied for the second-highest total in the National League. Wright, who is two for his last 21, took an extra batting practice session ahead of Saturday's game in Colorado. "When you're talking about the two-hole, you're talking about guys getting on base," said Collins. "The issue is the strikeouts more than anything." Despite his low batting average and high strikeout rate, Wright still leads the team with a .375 on base percentage thanks to his 25 walks.
May 14 - 7:13 PM

David Wright went 0-for-4 and struck out three times Friday against the Rockies.

The Mets need to figure out if it makes more sense to let Wright try to play through his sore shoulder or to shut him down for a little while in order to get him right. He's 0-for-14 in his last four games, dropping his average to .223.
May 13 - 11:43 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that David Wright is dealing with shoulder soreness.

Wright is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, though that is just a typical off-day. The Mets believe that his current bout of shoulder soreness could be related to the lower back injury he fought through last season, as it might have caused him to change his throwing angle. Said manager Collins, "Certainly last year, at the time when he came back, he talked about how during his rehab they really forced him to make sure he's using his legs more. So that's something we've got to make sure we work on." Consider the veteran third baseman day-to-day.
May 11 - 9:38 PM

David Wright went 2-for-2 with a solo home run and three walks in Saturday's win over the Padres.

Conventional wisdom would have Wright homering early and scaring the opposing pitcher into caution walks, but he actually flipped the process around and did not launch his solo homer until the ninth inning. The veteran third baseman has done fine through the first month-plus of the 2016 season, slashing .258/.405/.472 with four homers and eight RBI across 89 at-bats. And perhaps more importantly for the Mets, he has not come down injured yet. Knock on wood.
May 8 - 12:18 AM

David Wright is out Wednesday versus the Braves.

It's just a routine day of maintenance for the veteran third baseman. Wilmer Flores will draw the start at the hot corner and bat seventh Wednesday afternoon against Atlanta right-hander Jhoulys Chacin.
May 4 - 10:13 AM

David Wright singled and smacked a solo homer in Monday's win over the Braves.

The Mets jumped on Braves starter Mike Foltynewicz for four runs on a trio of home runs in the top of the first inning, with Lucas Duda and Yoenis Cespedes also going deep. Wright had a walk on the night, as well, reaching base three times. Wright has had a decent number of off days as the Mets keep an eye on his back issue, but he's been pretty productive with a .266/.383/.468 batting line and three homers.
May 2 - 10:43 PM

David Wright is scheduled to receive a day of rest on Saturday against the Giants.

The Mets will continue to give their oft-injured third baseman regular rest this season in an effort to keep him healthy and on the field for the majority of the season. Expect to see Wilmer Flores in the lineup at the hot corner on Saturday.
Apr 29 - 10:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Logan Verrett
7Jim Henderson
8Jenrry Mejia