David Wright 3B NYM 11 hours 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 2 days 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.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 days ago

Wright's back stiffened up again and he will be shut down for another week, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

Wright took batting practice Friday and appeared to be nearing a rehab assignment, but evidently he did not respond well overnight as the Mets been forced to pump the brakes with him yet again. A hamstring strain sent Wright to the DL in mid-April, but the back issues have been the primary concern throughout May and a timetable for his return is up in the air following this setback.

David Wright 3B NYM 3 days ago

Wright (hamstring/back) took batting practice Friday and should start a minor-league rehab stint next week, ESPN New York reports.

Wright, out since April 15 with a strained right hamstring, then had lower-back pain when he looked close to returning. He may play in close to a week of games and then rejoin the Mets. That date is still up in the air, as the team could be cautious and wait until June 9 when they return home rather than having him come to the West Coast for games June 1-7.

David Wright 3B NYM 6 days ago

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Wright (hamstring/back) could return in 10-to-14 days, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

The timeline is consistent with previous reports, as Wright is expected to join the Mets in late May or early June. He resumed baseball activities Monday, after dealing with pain in his lower back last week.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 week ago

Wright (back) went through baseball activities Monday, doing everything except swinging a bat, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

Fortunately for Wright, no setbacks have been reported this time, and he was shut down last week because of it. His timetable remains unclear at this point, but a return in late May or early June seems possible if Wright can progress without issue moving forward.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 week ago

Wright (back) will resume baseball activities Monday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

It was the same story for Wright just a week ago, but additional pain in his back flared up, pushing his return to baseball activities another week ahead. It will be difficult to determine an accurate timetable until the fact that he's actually hitting and baserunning has been documented, so look for Eric Campbell and Ruben Tejada to continue to see extra playing time in the short term.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 week ago

Wright (hamstring/back) may be cleared to resume baseball activities Monday, ESPN New York's Kieran Darcy reports.

Wright's return date has become a shifting line in the sand, constantly moved back. Assuming he can resume activities Monday and has no further setbacks, it's possible he could be back in the lineup in the beginning of June.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Wright (back) did not return to baseball activities Tuesday, and the pain in his lower back is turning out to be a bigger deal than originally expected, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

After expecting to be able to return to baseball activities on Tuesday, it's been decided that Wright is still not ready to make a return as he continues to get therapy on his back. Team doctors have determined that Wright does not have a repeat of the stress fracture he suffered from that kept him out for two months in 2011, but there still is no real timetable on when Wright will be set to return.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Wright (back) did not return to baseball activities Monday, as originally expected, but he is expected to do so Tuesday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.

Wright only received treatment on his back Monday, and the hope is now that he'll be able to ramp up his activity Tuesday. Assuming everything goes smoothly, Wright could begin a rehab assignment as early as later this week.