Mets' David Wright shut down from throwing, opening day in doubt
- Author: Regina Holmes Mar 01, 2017,
Mar 01, 2017, 0:36
At the time, Sandy Alderson called it a mild strain and said the expectation was for Wright to probably miss about three weeks.
Alderson said there is no structural damage.
The third baseman, who is now 34 years old, has played 150 games in a season just once since 2011. Wright is headed back to NY for further testing.
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May 23, 2015 - The Mets announce Wright is dealing with spinal stenosis and shut him down from baseball activities again. Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a chronic back ailment, in 2015 and underwent surgery to fix a herniated disk in his neck last June. If the Mets were in the American League and had access to the designated hitter position, then he might be able to start every day and only hit, but that obviously isn't an option for the Mets in the National League.
With Wright unable to play the field, Jose Reyes is the likeliest replacement at third base.
February 24, 2017 - The Mets raise eyebrows by having Wright, still recovering from that surgery last June, throw in private away from the media.