60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his right rotator cuff, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager Sandy Alderson shed some light on Wright's status, telling Marc Carig of Newsday that he thinks the shoulder injury was the result of a long layoff while adding that he doesn't think the surgery will be a "significant deterrent" to Wright's rehab. Wright missed the entire season due to shoulder issues and he also has spinal stenosis, a chronic back issue which can cause weakness and numbness. The 34-year-old has played in just 75 games combined over the past three seasons and will need to show something next spring to even enter the conversation as a reserve-round flier in mixed leagues.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright (shoulder) will undergo right rotator cuff surgery in New York on Tuesday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets likely won't offer a timetable for Wright's return to full health until after the surgery is completed, but it will officially spell an end to his 2017 campaign, which never really got underway. With Wright having appeared in just 75 games with the Mets the last three years and set to turn 35 in December, it's growing more and more likely that his days as an everyday player could be over. If the Mets aren't satisfied with their internal options at third base, it's possible that they'll look to address the position via free agency or trade during the offseason. Wright, meanwhile, will turn his attention toward getting healthy in time for spring training and attempting to prove to the Mets that he still has something left in the tank.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
4 weeks ago

Wright has been shut down due to pain in his injured shoulder, James Wagner of the New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Neck and shoulder injuries have kept Wright away from major league action for over a year now. This latest setback means it will be almost impossible for Wright to complete a rehab assignment and return to the majors before the season ends. Wright is returning to New York for examination, so we'll have confirmation on his timetable later this week.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
1 month ago

Wright (shoulder) went 1-for-3 while playing third base for five innings in a rehab game with High-A St. Lucie on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

According to Matt Ehalt of The Record, Wright made an error on one of the three balls hit to him on the day in what was his first time playing third base in a game since last season. The Mets will keep a watchful eye on Wright's performance in the field during what's expected to be a lengthy rehab assignment before determine what role he'll fill for the big club once activated from the 60-day disabled list, likely at some point in September. If Wright's right shoulder impingement presents regular issues for him defensively, he could end up being limited to pinch-hitting duties upon returning to the big club.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
1 month ago

Wright (shoulder) will start at designated hitter Tuesday for High-A St. Lucie, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Between last season's neck injury that shut him down in July and this year's shoulder impingement, Wright has gone over a year without any game action but that will change Tuesday as he takes over the designated hitter spot for their High-A club. While Wright remains hopeful he can return to the Mets before the end of the season, it should take several weeks before it can be realistically expected for him to return to big league shape. Even if he does return to the Big Apple in 2017, it is not certain if he will see everyday action.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
1 month ago

Wright (shoulder) remains confident that he'll be able to return to the Mets before the season comes to a close, James Wagner of The New York Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright was able to begin some baseball activities earlier this month, but he's essentially going through the equivalent of spring training again with the right shoulder impingement having sidelined him since late February. It may take several weeks for Wright to ramp up his workouts and progress to full batting practice and fielding drills before eventually kicking off a rehab assignment, so if he does end up suiting up for the Mets in 2017, it may only be for a handful of games in the second half of September. Having Wright back on the field before the campaign draws to a close would certainly aid the Mets in their evaluation for him heading into 2018, but after the 34-year-old missed most of the past three seasons due to injury, the organization may not view him as a realistic everyday option at this stage of his career.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
2 months ago

Wright (shoulder) resumed low-level baseball activities Wednesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's a small step, but it's a step nonetheless for the embattled third baseman. He reportedly played catch, hit off a tee and fielded grounders hit right at him, so it's very basic baseball activity. Wright still seems to be a ways away from returning to the Mets' active roster, but it seems like he's finally making some progress in his rehab once again.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 months ago

Wright (shoulder) will still need three-to-five weeks before beginning baseball activities, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright has suffered a few setbacks during his recovery already, and this news doesn't bode well in terms of his progress. Just two weeks ago, the Mets thought Wright could begin activities on the first of July, but now it has become apparent that the veteran will need much more time before he can start doing regular baseball drills.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 months ago

Wright (shoulder) plans to resume baseball activities on July 1, Wayne Randazzo of the Mets Radio Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright hasn't progressed much in his injury rehab this season due to a number of setbacks, but it seems like he's just about ready to get back on the path to recovery. The Mets seem to be completely willing to take things slowly with their former All Star, so it's unlikely that Wright will be back in action until the later part of the summer assuming all goes as planned as he ramps up activities.

60DDavid Wright
3B NYM
4 months ago

Wright (shoulder) is working with physical therapists but has yet to resume throwing, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

Considering Wright will need substantial extended spring training and rehab time once he is able to start throwing, expecting a return anytime in the next month seems extremely optimistic. Wright has failed to reach the 40 game mark in either of the past two seasons, and it's not looking like he'll reach it in 2017 either.