David Wright 3B NYM 1 week ago

General manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the expectation is Wright (hamstring) will miss three weeks, the Wall Street Journal's Jared Diamond reports.

Alderson said the team obviously hopes Wright will only miss the minimum amount of time after being placed on the 15-day DL, but it's nice to get a solid estimate on how long Wright will be out. Eric Campbell looks poised to start at third base while Wright is out.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 week ago

Wright (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day DL on Wednesday.

This was expected after Wright left Tuesday's game, but Wright did receive some encouraging news Wednesday, as his MRI revealed just a mild right hamstring strain. He was treated with a cortisone shot and will now rest for two days before attempting to ramp up his baseball activity. Eric Campbell was recalled to take Wright's spot on the roster and figures to help out at third base until Wright returns.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Wright (hamstring) is slated for an MRI Wednesday morning, the Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reports.

He seemed resigned to going to the 15-day DL after leaving Tuesday's game with a pulled hamstring, and third baseman Eric Campbell was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas after Wright's injury, so the writing is clearly on the wall here. Few players have Wright's reputation for playing through pain, so the fact that he is going to miss time speaks to the nature of the injury. Look for him to miss at least the rest of April.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Wright pulled his right hamstring while sliding awkwardly trying to steal second base and is likely headed for the 15-day DL, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

This is really bad news for the Mets as they are thin in the infield at the big league level. There is not an official timetable yet on Wright, but a hamstring pull often means that the player is sidelined for at least a few weeks. One option could be to recall Dilson Herrera or Eric Campbell from Triple-A Las Vegas, which could result in some pieces being shifted in the infield. Either way, owners of Wright should start looking for a fill-in option at the hot corner.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Wright left the game with what looked to be a right leg injury suffered while stealing second base in the eighth inning Tuesday.

Wright, who injured his shoulder sliding head-first last year, shifted to sliding feet-first this year. He appeared to have his right leg get caught slightly behind him and may have tweaked his knee. Wright stayed in the game for a bit but then pulled himself out.

David Wright 3B NYM 2 weeks ago

Wright went 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI in Thursday's win over the Nationals.

He'd been off to a cool start in the first two games, going just 1-for-8, but there's no reason to be concerned with a sample size that small. With his shoulder healthy this year, Wright should return to being one of the better third basemen in fantasy. However, his RBI totals may be depressed if the Mets keep batting him second.

David Wright 3B NYM 3 weeks ago

Wright will bat second against the Nationals on Opening Day, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Manager Terry Collins did experiment with Wright in the two-hole in a recent spring game, but this is still somewhat surprising to see considering Wright hasn't hit any higher than third since 2010. Curtis Granderson will lead off for New York against Max Scherzer, with Lucas Duda batting third and Michael Cuddyer batting cleanup.

David Wright 3B NYM 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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?