Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:02:05 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) believes the shoulder issues that plagued him last year are behind him, but he's making no guarantees until he tests it in spring training. He didn't need surgery on his left shoulder and didn't say if his injury caused him to hit .269 with just eight home runs and 63 RBI last season. Manager Terry Collins suggested that giving Wright a dozen games off throughout the year would be helpful. "I think it is probably to the point where I have to be a little more realistic that it's probably not in my best interest or the team's best interest to go out there and play 162 games," Wright said. "I think a good off day here and there probably can be beneficial for both me and the team."
Fantasy Tip: If you pass on the high-upside third basemen in drafts, Wright could be there to provide similar statistics at a discount, providing the shoulder woes are indeed behind him. The fact that Citi Field has moved in the fences in 2015 is another positive toward him upping his homer production from last year.
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 13:13:07 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) is in "outstanding shape" and there is "no pain whatsoever" in his shoulder, according to his orthopedist.
Fantasy Tip: Wright will be a popular bounce-back candidate during draft season, but at 32, expecting a return to fantasy dominance is ill-advised. Plus, with Wright and the team opting to avoid shoulder surgery, there is a chance going under the knife will be the end result at some point this season. It would be wise to wait until the upside outweighs the risk before investing on draft day.
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:00:07 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he's right where he usually is in his offseason preparation despite undergoing shoulder rehab after last season.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:53:30 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) began hitting off a tee and said his left shoulder is pain-free. "In my eyes, I'm not too far behind from where I am normally at this time of year," Wright said.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:45:02 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he has resumed swinging a bat Wednesday, Dec. 17, and he expects to increase the volume soon. Wright noted he expects to visit hitting coach Kevin Long in Phoenix in January.
Thu, 13 Nov 2014 09:53:59 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he is feeling good and that an MRI done on his shoulder showed significant improvement.
Fri, 07 Nov 2014 10:41:17 -0800
New York Mets 3B David Wright's (shoulder) shoulder was examined this week at the Hospital for Special Surgery. His current timetable is to begin baseball activities in December.
Sat, 25 Oct 2014 12:49:17 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) said he hasn't experienced any setbacks while recovering from an injured left shoulder. He is expected to visit several doctors shortly after wrapping up a rehab program around Nov. 1. If all goes well, Wright will proceed with his regular offseason conditioning routine; otherwise, he may need to undergo surgery.
Wed, 24 Sep 2014 14:50:34 -0700
New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) is one week into his six-week program to strengthen his left shoulder. Wright is optimistic he can avoid shoulder surgery. Wright has "weak" and "stretched-out" ligaments in his non-throwing shoulder, which the rehab program is intended to strengthen. Wright's recovery time would be three and a half months, if he needed surgery. Wright will test his shoulder around Nov. 1, by hitting.
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:09:01 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets 3B David Wright (shoulder) had an MRI on his left shoulder that showed continued rotator cuff inflammation. Wright will be on a six-week rehab program and will be re-evaluated afterwards. However, he's unlikely to require surgery. Manager Terry Collins said he may consider moving 2B Daniel Murphy to third base to allow 2B Dilson Herrera a spot to play.