Updates from Friday, July 4
The Mets' official Twitter feed reports the latest on Wright:
Updates from Monday, June 30
Adam Rubin of ESPN updated David Wright's status for Monday's game:
Mike Puma of the New York Post talked to manager Terry Collins about Wright's status:
Wright will not rejoin the team until Friday, says Collins. Needs more rest.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 30, 2014
Updates from Saturday, June 28
Mike Puma of the New York Post provides an update on David Wright's shoulder:
Wright has a bruised left rotator cuff. No DL for now. Will be evaluated again Monday.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 28, 2014
FoxSports.com's Ken Rosenthal added more:
Source: #Mets' Wright does not need surgery on shoulder, just treatment and rest. Trying to resist DL.— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) June 29, 2014
Updates from Friday, June 27
ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin provides an update on David Wright's status:
Terry Collins said he didn't know about Wright's shoulder issue until today.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 28, 2014
A poor year for the New York Mets is looking worse, as David Wright is now dealing with an apparent shoulder injury.
The star third baseman was set to start the team's June 27 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates until he became a late scratch, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Adam Rubin:
David Wright officially scratched. Sore left shoulder.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 27, 2014
Wright clearly isn't playing this weekend, even if he avoids the DL. Will be in NYC Sat. for MRI. If he gets an injection, that's 48 hours.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) June 27, 2014
Marc Carig of Newsday provided a few more details on the situation, which has apparently been an issue for some time:
Wright says he has been dealing with shoulder pain the last 3 weeks. Felt well enough to play through it until reaggravating it yesterday.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 27, 2014
Wright says he jammed his left shoulder diving headfirst into a base on a muddy infield a few weeks back. Hurt it again twice last night.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) June 27, 2014
Rubin provided comments from Wright:
Last night on a couple of different occasions I did something to reaggravate it and it got worse. I was hoping to be able to push through it. They obviously shut that down. So now it's just protocol, like normal—head back, get an MRI. Hopefully just some rest, maybe an injection, and hopefully I'll be back in a couple of days...
I would say it's fairly painful. The issue is that these last three weeks I felt like I've been able to be productive and go through normal baseball things without feeling hesitant. Last night that wasn't the case. I felt like it was prohibiting me from doing certain things on a baseball field.
Wright has had an underwhelming season up to this point, totaling just six home runs and 41 RBI to go with a .277 batting average in 79 games. Unsurprisingly, the Mets have struggled with him, as they recently moved into last place in the NL East with a 36-43 record.
However, the seven-time All-Star was seemingly turning the corner with a 10-game hitting streak, eight of which also came with an RBI and included two home runs.
Unfortunately, injuries have been a serious issue for Wright in the past few years after being somewhat of an iron man to start his career. The veteran averaged 156 games per season in his first six full years in the league, but he has only played in about 123 per year over the last three.
If this shoulder issue turns out to be a long-term problem, the Mets could be in serious trouble for the rest of the year. Eric Campbell is taking over third base duties for the upcoming game and could see more time at the position for the duration of Wright's injury.
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