OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
1 day ago

Wright hit fourth as the DH in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals, going 0-for-2.

EDGE Analysis

He didn't look too rusty at the plate, flying out to center in his first at-bat before stinging a line drive into the third baseman's glove in his final trip. Wright is still a couple of weeks away from throwing in a game situation as he continues his recovery from neck surgery, but if all goes well on that front, he seems on track to suit up as the Mets' Opening Day third baseman.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
4 days ago

Wright (neck) had another throwing session Thursday, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright also threw Tuesday, and his Thursday workout happened behind closed doors. The veteran has to show he's capable of more physical activity -- progressively ramping up work in the field and at the plate -- before fantasy players can feel comfortable using him early in the season.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
5 days ago

Wright played catch Tuesday, just the second time he's thrown a baseball since neck surgery last June, The New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets are keeping Wright's throwing sessions out of the public eye for now, and manager Terry Collins' comments afterwards suggested that Wright's efforts are less than impressive at the moment. "We want to make sure when he starts out there throwing in front of everybody that he's ready to let loose," Collins said. Wright will DH during Grapefruit League games to begin the spring as well as get at-bats during minor league games, and Collins suggested it could be a few weeks before the Mets consider using Wright in the field.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
1 week ago

Wright (neck) participated in a throwing session for the first time since his June neck surgery, Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

The throwing session marks another significant milestone in Wright's recovery from his June 2016 neck surgery. The veteran third baseman began taking batting practice last week, as well. Though his rehab is progressing, his overall health entering the 2017 season still remains in question.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
1 week ago

Wright received a PRP injection Saturday and will rest a few days before he begins throwing, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Terry Collins explained how the PRP injection was always a planned part of Wright's rehab, expected to happen right before he began his throwing program. He is still recovering from neck surgery last June, and hopes this will help him overcome the last hurdle in his return to playing. Even if he begins throwing this shortly, it will be a slow and unsure return for the veteran.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
2 weeks ago

Manager Terry Collins left open the possibility Tuesday that Wright could take ground balls at first base during spring training, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although Wright is still recovering from neck surgery that he underwent last June, the 34-year-old expects to be ready to be New York's Opening Day third baseman. Despite being a two-time Gold Glove winner, the Mets' captain has posted a negative-8 defensive runs saved in each of his past two seasons, leaving the door open for an eventual position change. However, the third base position appears to remain his to lose at this point.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
2 weeks ago

Wright (neck) took batting practice Monday and is expected to begin throwing sometime this week, Kristie Ackert of New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's more positive news on the recovery front for Wright, who has been slowly working his way back from neck surgery last June. Manager Terry Collins says the club will continue to exercise caution with the 34-year-old as spring training begins. Meanwhile, Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores, both of whom filled in admirably at third last season, loom as potential replacements.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright (neck) took part in a limited workout Monday at the Mets' spring training complex, The NY Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Although he's been working with physical trainers during the winter, this was Wright's first on-field activity since last year's surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck. The 34-year-old has played in just 75 games over the last two seasons due to neck and spinal issues, and while the Mets would love to get back some version of the player who hit .307 with 18 home runs in 2013, their acquisition of infield depth over the last year, including Jose Reyes, would suggest they aren't counting on Wright to return to form. Unless he puts together a dynamic spring, consider him only as a late-round dart in very deep fantasy leagues.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
2 months ago

Wright (neck) has begun simulating baseball activities, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

EDGE Analysis

This essentially means Wright is doing the baseball-related movements without being on the field. The hope is that he can actually get out on the dirt before the end of December. This is a unique situation, as Wright's injuries over the past couple years are serious and somewhat unprecedented. For now he profiles as the Opening Day third baseman, but a lot could change between now and then. Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores linger as replacement options.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 months ago

Wright (neck) is expected to begin baseball activities by the end of December, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright missed the bulk of the past two seasons due to injury woes, but it appears that the veteran is on track to get back on the diamond relatively soon even after undergoing a cervical discectomy and fusion surgery in June. No specific timetable exists for his return, but general manager Sandy Alderson was adamant that Wright will be their starting third baseman, so it seems like the Mets are confident that he should be recovered and ready to go in the not-too-distant future.