David Wright 3B NYM 4 days 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 week 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 1 month 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.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

The Mets hope to have more clarity in the next day or two on the length of Wright's absence from spinal stenosis, ESPN New York reports.

Wright, in Southern California the past week undergoing physical therapy with Dr. Robert Watkins and his staff in Los Angeles, is expected to visit the Mets at Petco Park on Tuesday. If all goes well with the therapy, it's possible Wright could rejoin the team in 2-3 weeks.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

Wright received epidural injections in his back Monday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Wright continues to work on his back issue, but remains without a clear timetable due to the nature of the problem. The team still contends it's not a long-term injury, but that should play itself out.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

Wright will be in California this week to have his back examined by a specialist, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

The Mets still don't believe Wright is dealing with a long-term issue, but they'll gather as much information as possible before laying out a treatment plan. While the former All-Star is out of commission, look for some combination of Ruben Tejada, Eric Campbell and Danny Muno to take over at third base, although GM Sandy Alderson hasn't ruled out looking for outside help.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month ago

Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

The condition was disclosed after Wright's back stiffened up again Saturday, a day after he took batting practice. Wright is taking medication to treat the issue, but will be shut down for at least a week and any sort of timetable will be up in the air until he resumes baseball activities. Even then, any target dates will be very tentative given the recurring nature of the issue.