David Wright 3B NYM 1 week ago

Wright (shoulder) blasted his second home run of the spring Sunday, an opposite field shot off of C.C. Sabathia, ESPN New York reports.

Wright's left shoulder, which had loose ligaments resulting in instability contributing to his power outage last season, has not been an issue this spring. That can also be seen in his ability to dive for balls and not come up wincing, which was the case the second half of last year.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Wright (shoulder) blasted his first home run in any sort of game action since July 11 Saturday.

In regular season action, it's been 189 at-bats since Wright went yard, but it's nice to see finally put one over the wall. Even with adding Michael Cuddyer and an expected repeated campaign from Lucas Duda, the Mets need Wright to be circa 2012 rather than the one who struggled last season. Monitor Wright's healthy closely to see if the shoulder injury that adversely impacted his 2014 season causes him trouble again this year.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

Wright (shoulder) received a good report from the orthopedist Friday and should not be limited at all in spring training, Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports.Mets GM Sandy Alderson provided that information in his Friday press conference, which is in line with all the other announcements regarding Wright's status. It's great that he is started spring training healthy, but given his recent history, the big question is will be finish the season that way?

David Wright 3B NYM 2 months ago

Wright (shoulder) is pain-free and expects to be ready for the start of spring training, MLB.com reports.

Wright also said that he's at about the same level physically that he normally is at this time of year, so it seems as though everything is progressing well with his injured shoulder. The 32-year-old should be good to go and will look to rebound after a disappointing 2014 campaign.

David Wright 3B NYM 3 months ago

Wright (shoulder) has started swinging a bat, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

He will visit Mets hitting coach Kevin Long in January, presumably for an evaluation of his swing mechanics amid his recovery from a shoulder injury. He appears to be making good progress, and the hope remains that he will be ready for the start of spring training.

David Wright 3B NYM 4 months ago

Wright is recovering well from his left shoulder injury but he has yet to swing a bat, ESPN New York reports.

Wright may swing a bat later this month, as he is slated to start working with the Mets' new hitting coach, Kevin Long. While surgery to repair the shoulder might have been an option, the progress Wright has made to date and projection for continued and full recovery make it remote that he will need to undergo the knife.

David Wright 3B NYM 5 months ago

Wright has made significant progress in his recovery from a shoulder injury, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

It's not entirely certain where Wright stands in his recovery, but he seems to be progressing as expected, and it remains unlikely that he will require surgery.

David Wright 3B NYM 6 months ago

Wright recently underwent a dye contrast MRI, which revealed a ligament issue in his left shoulder, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.

Prior MRI exams had revealed persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff in Wright left shoulder, but the more invasive test revealed the ligament issue. The damaged ligament is causing instability in his shoulder and may end up requiring surgery, though Wright reiterated that he hopes to avoid any sort of procedure with a strengthening rehab program. However, if that fails to resolve the issue, Wright and the Mets will need to explore other options.

David Wright 3B NYM 7 months ago

Wright (shoulder) has been shut down for the remainder of the 2014 season, but he will not require surgery, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

After an MRI Tuesday revealed persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff in his left shoulder, the team decided to shut him down for the rest of the season to begin the process of resting the inflamed shoulder. Once the inflammation dies down, Wright will begin a rehabilitation program to strengthen the shoulder, and since he is not expected to require surgery, he should be ready for Opening Day 2015. His eight home runs this season mark a career low, as does his .324 OBP and .374 SLG. Wright was likely bothered by injuries for much of the season, so there's certainly reason to be optimistic that he can rebound in 2015. However, as he enters his age-32 season, it's likely that his best years are behind him.

David Wright 3B NYM 7 months ago

Wright is out of the lineup Tuesday and will undergo another examination on his shoulder, Adam Rubin on ESPNNewYork.com reports.

With Wright's left shoulder presenting issues yet again, the team will send him for another follow-up on the troublesome area. Wright initially bruised his rotator cuff in June and the issue was aggravated in mid-August after he was hit by a pitch. Eric Campbell will step in at third base and the three-hole in the order Tuesday, while Wright should be considered day-to-day until the results of his exam are made public.