David Wright 3B NYM 7 days ago

New York Mets third baseman David Wright went through baseball activities Tuesday while recovering from a back injury, according to ESPN New York. Wright has not played since mid-April as a result of the injury, but he has maintained that he will be back this season.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

New York Mets third baseman David Wright is expected to begin baseball activities next week while recovering from a back injury, according to ESPN New York. Wright was hopeful that he would be able to resume baseball activities after being examined by a doctor earlier this month, but he remains limited while working out in Los Angeles. Manager Terry Collins said Wright has tried to remain involved with the team while sidelined, visiting them twice during a recent road trip to the west coast. “He has the makeup and the clout to get on guys, tease guys and lighten it up a little bit — lighten up the whole situation,” Collins told the New York Times. “When he walks in the room, people turn their heads because he’s David Wright. When you’re a star, that’s what happens. We kind of miss that.” Wright does not have a timetable for return.

David Wright 3B NYM 3 weeks ago

According to GM Sandy Alderson, Wright (back), who was to see Dr. Robert Watkins on Monday in Los Angeles to hopefully get clearance to resume baseball activities, has had no change in his status, the NY Post reports.

That sound you hear is the clock ticking on Wright's availability for the remainder of the season. Once Wright gets clearance, he will need at least three weeks to be ready to rejoin the Mets, presuming no setbacks. Three weeks from now would be the beginning of August, but as Wright has not received clearance, we are looking at some time after that. If Wright does not clearance for a few more weeks, that would clearly out his return in 2015 in severe doubt.

David Wright 3B NYM 3 weeks ago

Wright's back has made some progress and he hopes to be cleared to begin baseball activity when he sees Dr. Robert Watkins on Monday in Los Angeles, ESPN New York reports.

This is the first real positive sign when it comes to Wright's back in several weeks. If he is cleared for baseball activity, it may take Wright a month or so before he is ready to rejoin the team.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

The Mets are hoping Wright (back) will be able to begin limited baseball activities next week, the New York Post reports.

Wright will be examined in Los Angeles this weekend before the team determines a course of action, but according to the report, there's a "strong possibility" he will be cleared to begin running and fielding groundballs next week. If Wright's able to ramp up his activity without significant discomfort, it seems possible he could make it back before the end of July, though nothing's certain. The 32-year-old has been limited to just eight games so far this season due to spinal stenosis.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

GM Sandy Alderson said on Friday that Wright (back) is progressing but he as yet to resume baseball activities.

The Mets believed that the All-Star break was feasible for Wright to return, but that looks to be a pipe dream. Until he begins baseball activity and then is able to start a rehab assignment, we will have no true idea as to when he could rejoin the Mets.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

There is still not a clear picture on Wright's (back) return date, Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports.

GM Sandy Alderson said last Monday that he believed the All-Star break was a reasonable target date for Wright to return to the lineup. With another week having passed and no real baseball activity having taken place, that return date is looking doubtful.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 months ago

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Monday that he believes the All-Star break is a reasonable target date for Wright (back) to return, NJ.com reports.

Wright would likely need to start a rehab assignment by early July for that to happen, and he's expected to stay in Los Angeles for at least the next week to get treatment. In the meantime, Daniel Murphy (quad) is slated to return this weekend and serve as the regular third baseman, with Dilson Herrera getting most of the playing time at second base.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 months ago

Wright will remain in Los Angeles for several more weeks receiving treatment on his back, ESPN New York reports.

Wright has said he expected to be back sooner rather than later but this news means he will be sidelined likely at least through the All-Star break. Look for the Mets to up their search for a third baseman to step in for Wright.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 months ago

Wright (back) expects to play this season sooner rather than later, but still does not know when he plans to return, ESPN New York reports.

After the news regarding Wright was generally optimistic, it has taken a turn. According to reports, Wright has been meeting with doctors every Monday, but there has been no real positive news regarding the spinal stenosis. Doctors do say, however, that they don't want to perform surgery on Wright because of how young he is. It is completely up in the air as to when Wright will be able to return to the field.