OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
5 days ago

Wright (shoulder) could begin throwing a baseball again in a couple of weeks, The New York Post reports. "I've got to finish the shoulder program that our team doctors have given me to complete,'' Wright said Friday. "Once that's completed then we'll try throwing again and hopefully it's relatively pain free.''

EDGE Analysis

He's set to remain in extended spring training once the regular season begins, but if Wright's current rehab goes well he'll at least have a shot at returning to the Mets' lineup within the first month of the season. Until he's able to throw a ball without pain, though, his baseball future remains cloudy.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
6 days ago1 Comment

Manager Terry Collins said that he doubts Wright (shoulder) will be able to appear in another Grapefruit League game this year, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The embattled third baseman has already missed a good chunk of time with his current shoulder issue, and it seems like the Mets aren't going to try to push him any further with the hope of speeding up his rehab process. There are some concerns over Wright's availability for the season as a whole, and given his extensive injury history and the severity that this ailment seems to pose, rostering him seems to be quite risky at this time.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright (shoulder) said it was "worthless" to guess when he might be ready to take part in any games again, The New York Post reports. "I think this is something that just needs to be corrected with an aggressive, probably time-consuming shoulder rehab and that is why I want to start concentrating on that before I do a lot of baseball stuff," Wright said Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

It's becoming increasingly clear that Jose Reyes will be the Mets' third baseman on Opening Day, but it's also becoming clear that the team can't really count on Wright to be in the lineup at all during the 2017 season. The 34-year-old hasn't given up on the idea of resuming his career and has four years remaining on his contract, but from a fantasy perspective there's little reason to use a roster spot on Wright.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright (shoulder) won't hit in upcoming Grapefruit League games, although he has been cleared to do so, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was recently reported that Wright was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement. Doctors have given him permission to hit in live games, but he has no intentions of doing so. Instead, the veteran will take his time and progress in his rehab for the time being.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright (shoulder, back) said there was no structural damage in his shoulder, Mat Ehalt of The Record reports. He has no timetable for his return and wouldn't confirm if he might play on Opening Day, but he believes once his shoulder heals, he'll be ready for full baseball action.

EDGE Analysis

Despite that optimism, fantasy players shouldn't bank on anything close to a full season by the 34-year-old. Watch how much he plays, if at all, during spring training games. Wright still hasn't thrown a baseball since last summer, so he'll need to prove he can do that before he can regain trust.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright said the second opinion he sought upheld the initial diagnosis of a shoulder impingement, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright is slated to return to camp sometime in the next week, but what he'll actually do remains up in the air -- along with his timetable to start the season and, perhaps, his career, given his ongoing spinal stenosis. New York will not push its 34-year-old captain to start the season on time if he's behind, which may position Jose Reyes as the Opening Day third baseman. Any fantasy player expecting immediate contributions from Wright must temper expectations.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright (shoulder) remained in New York on Wednesday to receive a second opinion on his ailing shoulder, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

General manager Sandy Alderson already expressed some concern in The Captain's ability to be ready for Opening Day, and a second opinion certainly doesn't instill confidence in those hoping for a clean bill of health. The plan is still to have Wright return to camp later this week, but it's unclear as to how much activity he'll actually be able to take part in. As things stand now, things don't look great, but a full diagnosis should be available relatively soon.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Wright has returned to New York to meet with team doctors regarding the impingement in his right shoulder, The New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

He isn't expected to be away from training camp for long, but Wright's status for Opening Day is looking increasingly questionable as he is still unable to throw a baseball. Until he shows he can handle his defensive chores, there's no reason to consider the 34-year-old for your fantasy roster, even as a late-round dart or reserve stash.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
3 weeks ago

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Tuesday that Wright is dealing with a right shoulder impingement and is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wright isn't dealing with structural damage to his shoulder and won't require surgery, but the impingement will prevent him from taking part in a throwing program. While he would still be able to serve as a DH in Grapefruit League games, Wright's inability to play third base would obviously become problematic once the regular season arrives, so it appears the Mets will shut him down for the time being and let him recover. If Wright is forced to open the season on the disabled list, Jose Reyes or Wilmer Flores would likely profile as the leading candidates to serve as the everyday options at third base.

OUTDavid Wright
3B NYM
4 weeks 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.