David Wright sidelined again with an injury
- Author: Lawrence Cooper Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 0:34
"What's happening here is that the muscles around the shoulder have not re-engaged since the surgery", Alderson said.
Alderson said there is no structural damage.
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Wright is owed $67 million by the Mets over the next four seasons. The 34-year-old has a chronic back condition known as spinal stenosis and underwent neck surgery last year to fix a herniated disk. Wright's injury will hamper the club's depth to begin the season, and could present a recurring problem once again for the Mets. Wright played 37 games last season after appearing in 38 the year before.
David Wright was all smiles in the Mets dugout during a spring training game Monday afternoon, but he (and Mets fans) aren't smiling today after the latest injury news surrounding the 34-year-old third baseman. He will be re-evaluated after the two weeks, and could be a designated hitter then.
Last season, Wright hit.226 with seven home runs and 14 RBIs. Reyes played 50 games at third last season after re-joining the Mets as a free agent last June.