David Wright RUMORS & NEWS

  • David Wright gives Mets the update they’ve been hoping for

    New York Post "With fingers crossed, the Mets are hoping David Wright can begin limited baseball activities next week. Manager Terry Collins told The Post on Wednesday that he has spoken to the Mets captain in recent days, and Wright is the most upbeat he has been “in a long time” as he rehabs from spinal..." July 02

  • David Wright has 'realistic' chance to return to Mets at the All-Star break

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets could get David Wright back next month. General manager Sandy Alderson said this afternoon that he believes there is a "realistic possibility" Wright returns at the All-Star break. Wright has been out since April, first with a hamstring injury but is now dealing with lumbar spinal..." June 15

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    Matt Ehalt @MattEhalt

    No update on David, Will stay in California for next few weeks. Sandy: "We’re still confident that he’ll be back sometime this season."

  • Mets' Wright eyes '15 return but unsure of when

    ESPN New York "Captain David Wright predicted he will return to the New York Mets this season but is unsure when the nerve irritation in his lower back will calm enough to allow that to happen. Wright, speaking publicly for the first time since being diagnosed with a narrowing of his spinal cavity that has..." June 03

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    In sum: David Wright thinks he will be healthy and will play again this season. But he has no concept of a timeframe for that. #Mets

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    Mike Puma @NYPost_Mets

    Wright is headed to California to have his back examined by Dr. Watkins. Mets will know more in next 2-3 days.

  • Mets' Wright to make trip to see back specialist

    ESPN New York "Mets third baseman David Wright will see a back specialist in California in an effort to gain clarity on the back issue that has kept him out of the lineup. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday that Wright will meet with Dr. Robert Watkins and his staff of physical therapists in California to..." May 25

  • David Wright is shut down for a week with back stiffness, Mets announce

    New York Daily News "The wait for David Wright's return will be even longer. The Mets captain was shut down for at least a week with back stiffness on Saturday, the team announced. " May 24

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    The #Mets have diagnosed David Wright with stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. They believe he will heal, but it will take time.

  • David Wright still sidelined from baseball activity

    ESPN New York "New York Mets captain David Wright's lower-back pain has turned out to be a bigger deal than originally suspected. Wright continued to get therapy on the back Tuesday, but has not yet resumed baseball activity. He halted his return from a right hamstring strain nearly a week ago and was..." May 12

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    Ken Rosenthal @Ken_Rosenthal

    #Mets announce Wright is progressing with hamstring injury but has had lower back pain in past few days. No structural damage, per MRI.

  • David Wright shut down after suffering new injury

    New York Post "You want the good news or the bad news? The Mets updated David Wright’s medical condition on Friday with the announcement that the hamstring injury that has sidelined him since April 14 appears to be doing better. However, the third baseman is now experiencing lower back pain. An MRI exam on..." May 08

  • David Wright’s 15-day absence creeps closer to 30 days

    New York Post "David Wright’s return remains uncertain. The Captain, out since April 15 with a hamstring injury, is at the team’s minor-league complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla., working to get back, but he’s still not at 100 percent, general manager Sandy Alderson told The Post. “It’s just hard to say,”..." May 05

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Hearing earliest David Wright might return is middle of next week at Chicago, but more likely may be back home at Citi Field vs. Brewers.

  • David Wright’s delayed return gives Herrera a shot

    New York Post "David Wright has been on the disabled list since April 15, but even though he’s eligible to come off the DL, the Mets admit the hamstrung third baseman probably won’t be ready to return even a week from now. “Right now, that seems a little aggressive,’’ said general manager Sandy Alderson, who..." May 03

  • David Wright is “right on schedule” for early May return

    Hardball Talk "David Wright was given a three-week recovery timetable when the Mets placed him on the disabled list last week with a strained right hamstring and manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that the third baseman is “right on schedule.” Roger Rubin of the New York Daily News reports that Wright has not..." April 22

  • Mets' Wright lands on DL with hamstring strain; likely to miss 3 weeks of action

    The Score "New York Mets third baseman David Wright was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday after an MRI revealed a mild strain of his right hamstring. The Mets said Wright received a cortisone injection following Wednesday's tests and will be restricted from all activities for at least two..." April 15

  • Mets ready to move on without Wright, call up 3B Eric Campbell

    New York Post "Either the Mets were faking it or they are fully prepared to go on without their captain. Rap music blared as the clubhouse doors opened, and while the atmosphere wasn’t boisterous following Tuesday night’s 6-5 win over the Phillies at Citi Field in which David Wright likely was lost for the..." April 15

  • Would David Wright move out of his No. 3 spot in Mets lineup?

    Newark Star-Ledger "On April 26 and 27 of the 2013 season, something irregular occurred: David Wright did not bat in the No. 3 spot in the order. It was a two-game blip. As he has taken over the mantle of being the Mets' franchise player and its face, Wright has also found a comfortable place in the lineup. He is..." March 26

  • David Wright scolds Noah Syndergaard for not being on bench during Mets’ intrasquad game

    New York Daily News "In his two years as Mets’ captain, David Wright has been touted as a lead-by-example kind of guy. On Tuesday, however, he realized it was time to say something — and Noah Syndergaard listened. The Mets captain had finished his work in the afternoon's intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday at Tradition..." March 03

  • Inside David Wright’s rigorous training and a promise not to suck again

    New York Post "The road back from the left shoulder injury has been long and tedious with even some outbursts of anger, but David Wright is swinging a bat again pain free and insists he is right where he needs to be for 2015, a season in which he expects to be playing in October. Yes, an October playoff run...." January 14

  • David Wright explains shoulder issue

    ESPN New York "David Wright is one week into a six-week program designed to strengthen his left shoulder. The captain sounded fairly confident he can avoid surgery, but there are no guarantees. Wright, whose season ended after a Sept. 8 appearance due to persistent rotator-cuff inflammation, explained the..." September 25

  • Mets shut down ailing 3B Wright for season

    ESPN New York "David Wright's sore left shoulder has already turned 2014 into the worst season of his 11-year career. Now Wright and the New York Mets want to ensure the injury doesn't damage his 2015 season. Wright was diagnosed Tuesday with persistent inflammation in his rotator cuff, leading the Mets to..." September 10

  • David Wright wants to finish rough 2014 on high note

    New York Post "David Wright took batting practice on Wednesday and could return from neck spasms on Thursday. Regardless of when he comes back, he’s not interested in being shut down for the rest of the season. “My goal is to get healthy as can be as quickly as can be and try to finish strong,” Wright said..." August 28

  • David Wright not blaming sore shoulder for slump

    Newsday "The admission, if it can even be categorized as such, surprised no one. Yet it was the closest thing to an acknowledgment of an issue that has dogged David Wright. For the first time, the Mets third baseman said that the left shoulder he injured earlier this summer is not yet fully healthy, and..." August 27

  • Do the Mets expect David Wright’s power to return?

    New York Post "David Wright extended his hitting streak to 11 games in Tuesday’s 7-1 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field, but he still has just eight homers — hardly what the Mets envisioned from the third baseman. Nevertheless, general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t ready to say Wright’s career is headed..." August 13

  • David Wright says messing with swing has only left him a mess

    New York Daily News "David Wright sounds like a tortured soul these days, trying to explain how and why he is mired in one of the deepest slumps of his career, with just one extra-base hit since the All-Star break. He insists his left shoulder, in which he received a cortisone shot nearly a month ago, is not a..." August 08

  • Did the Mets waste David Wright’s best years?

    New York Post "An opposing general manager was recently talking up the Mets. He loved their pitching possibilities already in the majors, still in the minors and currently on the DL (Matt Harvey). “It’s real,” the executive said. He praised Dilson Herrera, Brandon Nimmo and Kevin Plawecki as credible..." July 17

  • David Wright: I didn't deserve All-Star nod

    Newsday "For the first time since 2011, David Wright will not represent the Mets at the All-Star Game. He finished second in fan voting at third base but was not named to the reserves by National League manager Mike Matheny after hitting .274 with six homers and 41 RBIs through Sunday. "For me, I don't..." July 08

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    Fantasy Source @FantasySourceBB

    #Mets' David Wright flew back to NYC for MRI on left shoulder. Wright has apparently been dealing with injury for past 3 weeks

  • Harvey: Mets pitchers not protecting Wright

    ESPN "David Wright has been getting his share of up-and-in pitches recently, including from Matt Cain in San Francisco and Milwaukee's Wily Peralta on Wednesday. And powerless Matt Harvey has seen enough. “It’s hard for me to watch David keep getting pushed back," Harvey told the Daily News. “I’m..." June 13

  • Wright trying to get back on track after flu-ridden slump

    New York Post "If David Wright was breaking a sweat, it wasn’t over his slow start. The Mets captain, who has battled flu-like symptoms in recent days, realizes it’s much too early to be concerned with his anemic numbers. But it certainly was a positive sign for the Mets that Wright went 2-for-4 in the team’s..." April 10

  • Wright to Harvey: Your reputation is on the line during rehab

    New York Post "Matt Harvey cannot win or lose on the field for a while now. In the clubhouse, however, his credibility will receive a decision. Take your pick – mountain or molehill – when it comes to the magnitude of Harvey strong-arming the Mets about where he will work most to make his arm strong again...." March 27

  • Sandy Alderson tells Mets executives, personnel that team can win 90 games

    New York Daily News "At a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season. Yes, 90. And, according to people who were in the room, after Alderson’s decree prompted..." February 27

  • Wright has arrived in Port St. Lucie

    ESPN "David Wright arrived on Thursday in Port St. Lucie, well ahead of the Mets' official report date -- Feb. 15 for pitchers and Feb. 20 for position players. Wright typically arrives early anyway, but this year he is reporting even earlier. He is spearheading a sold-out charity event Super Bowl..." January 30

  • David Wright ready to sell free agents on Mets

    New York Post "Free agency has barely begun, but David Wright has already started his second job. The Mets third baseman said he has been talking to players who might be interested in coming to Queens and knows he has some convincing to do, but it’s not about the team’s finances. “I don’t think players are..." November 10

  • David Wright trusts that Mets will make right offseason moves

    New York Daily News "David Wright will head into another Mets offseason in a few days wondering just like the team’s fans what changes will be made for 2014 and beyond. When he signed his eight-year $138 million contract extension last offseason Wright claimed he was assured by the Wilpon ownership and GM Sandy..." September 27

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    David Wright hit by pitch in head. Leaving game. #mets #brewers

  • Mets activate David Wright from disabled list

    Rotoworld "Mets activated 3B David Wright from the 15-day disabled list. The third baseman has missed the previous six-and-a-half weeks with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain. He might not play every day down the stretch but fantasy owners should obviously activate him right away. Wright returns to a..." September 20

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Sounds like David Wright will be back tomorrow after a six-and-a-half week absence with a strained right hamstring. #Mets

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins said David Wright "is not ready" and is unlikely to play this series.

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    No surprise but David Wright looks like he'll return during Giants series which opens Tuesday. #mets

  • David Wright returning to New York to continue rehab

    Newark Star-Ledger "David Wright has been rehabbing at the Mets’ facility in Port St. Lucie Fla. and has encountered a problem: there isn’t any live pitching available. With Single-A St. Lucie’s season over and health problems plaguing a couple rehab coordinators only a trainer is stationed with about a dozen..." September 08

  • Wright won’t forget Mets’ promise to spend

    New York Post "The news hit David Wright said “like a sledgehammer.” That would be the news regarding Matt Harvey the news that arrived Monday the news that sent a shiver down the spines of everyone who’d begun to invest themselves in what the Mets are and where they’re going. The news that still casts a..." August 30

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    David Wright will start tracking pitches Thursday in PSL. By Sunday/Monday may start DHing in minor league games.

  • Mets playing it safe with Wright's rehab

    MLB.com "David Wright is making progress in his rehab from a right hamstring strain but the Mets aren't going to rush their star third baseman. Wright has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 and he's three weeks into the original three-to-five week timetable he was given for his recovery. He took..." August 24

  • Wright eyes ’13 return

    New York Post "David Wright is feeling good progressing after a right hamstring strain landed him on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 3. Though the Mets’ All-Star third baseman has not run at all (he has done strengthening work limited to the upper body) he is convinced he will return this season. “I don’t think..." August 21

  • David Wright may miss the rest of the season

    Hardball Talk "Mets third baseman David Wright has been out since August 3 with a strained right hamstring. The initial prognosis had him missing three to five weeks which would have had him back towards the end of August at the earliest but manager Terry Collins is aware there is a chance the cornerstone of his..." August 10

  • After Wright injury, Mets may move Murphy to third

    New York Post "Now that David Wright figures to be out at least a month manager Terry Collins said he intended to discuss options with general manager Sandy Alderson. Moving Daniel Murphy to third is one option. “I want to talk to Sandy about some of the ideas we’ve got and make sure he’s on board with it..." August 05

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins estimated 3-5 weeks for David Wright absence. Called it a moderate strain -- the middle grade of 3.