David Wright stretches his back out

Terry Collins doesn’t expect DL trip for Wright

David Wright has a bruised rotator cuff, which will not require surgery, the team said.

Terry Collins said he expects Wright will avoid the disabled list.

This past weekend, Wright had an MRI on his shoulder, which he initially injured weeks ago while sliding in to second base .

Wright will be re-examined by doctors in New York on Monday, after which Collins expects him to travel and meet the team in Atlanta.

“It hasn’t gotten worse until now,” Wright said Friday, when he first reported the injury to the team. “These last three weeks or so I feel I’ve been able to be productive and go through normal baseball things without feeling hesitant.”

Wright had been hitting .400 during his previous nine games, during which the Mets were 5-4.

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

If the Mets lose Wright, it’s going to be a very, very difficult road. I’m not usually that pessimistic, but the Mets have a hard time scoring runs when he’s in the lineup. When he’s out, they’re significantly worse.

It’s also worth noting the Mets don’t have a legit back-up infielder. So, if Wright is going to miss a few games, they should probably just DL him to be able to bring someone up — specifically Wilmer Flores — who otherwise would need to wait another week and a half for a promotion.




36 comments
WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

Sorry Cerrone but they have a hard time scoring runs WITH or without him. The team ain't going anywhere again so let him rest his shoulder for 2 weeks. Better than playing a man short with Collins...who can't manage with a full team!

Zach Goeringer
Zach Goeringer

"It's only a bone bruise" -Terry Collins right before Ike Davis spent 6 months on the DL.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

I'd hate to see Wright on the DL but if there is any silver lining to him doing so it would be that hopefully the Mets finally give Flores some consistent playing time in the majors.  I'm sure the Mets will continue to have ups and downs and the fans will be on a high and say the team has finally turned things around but this far into the season I think this team has shown us who they really are.  In my opinion the Mets should focus on playing to see who will make this team next year.

Jack Fitzpatrick
Jack Fitzpatrick

I wish that they would put Collins on the DL for the rest of the year.

Pat Brady
Pat Brady

So what you're saying is that Wright won't go on the DL for another 2 weeks when he'll miss most of the 2nd half?


THat's not a knock on Wright, it's a knock on the organization that always has a very SHORT sighted approach to injuries. 

JoMama
JoMama

"Terry Collins said he expects Wright will avoid the disabled list." - this has ZERO credibility. He has no idea how any of his players are feeling, creates lineups after hours of deliberation and in general, cannot be trusted with anything he says to the press.

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

"the Mets don’t have a legit back-up infielder"


Actually the bigger problem is that outside of Murph the Mets have nothing but backup infielders except they're all starters on this team

vandelay
vandelay

He's been great of late so it would be really nice to have him back. The injury didn't seem to be hindering him at the plate the last week or so. But at the same time if doing something as simple as tagging a guy and reaching for a ground ball was causing him that much pain he probably shouldn't be playing. But maybe a few days of rest will do the trick.

Ron Davis
Ron Davis

another route is sending Kirk down to play in the minors and bringing up Q for backup ss. until we can bring back Flores or just waive Chris one two game greatness Young off the team. 


wilponzee
wilponzee

Why was Wright playing with an injury to begin with? its not like we are in second place in the division. We're not even at .500!

shea
shea

ZERO back up infielders....is this what SA meant when he talks of organization depth?

Michael Khorsandi
Michael Khorsandi

Put him on the DL.  It is not worth aggravating the situation that my actually linger and create the need for surgery.  This team is not going anywhere this year.  Let's evaluate what the team has.  We are pretending that this season is not a rebuild year.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

He played with a bruise for 3 weeks - picked up two scorching ground balls - one that flew off Stanton's bat at 120 mph. Then, somehow he aggrevated it reaching toward Ike Davis bringing the pain levels up to where Wright said the injury "got worse".  Sounds like typical Mets injury luck all the way around. Just put him on the 60 day DL and bring him back next season - evaluate what you have or don't have and, again, put your hope in "next year".

rstpigeon
rstpigeon

Rest is the only cure - DL him and just get it over with. His being here does not make this team better. Play Flores and let wright sit a couple of weeks. Bring him back after the break. No harm done. 

Jeff Robins
Jeff Robins

Wouldn't you rather be a Cubs fan and give us Mets fans a break?

Steven Molello
Steven Molello

Of course we don't have back up infielders. Not one of our 4 GM's could figure out how to do that. Instead we have about 8 mediocre outfielders. This team is so well run!

Mike Garrison
Mike Garrison

The Mets "don't expect DL trip for Wright".... So, I guess, we'll see him in April?

Just like Gee was going to miss "no more than two turns in the rotation".

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

FYI - Wilmer Flores played third for one game while they awaited news on MRI and yesterday he played first. Wonder if they're looking to market Flores as a utility guy with a good bat. They didn't really give his bat a chance while he was up here and I'm not sure why. Its starting to look like they don't see him as fit with this team going forward and want to leave him in Vegas -  he usually swings a hot bat there and they don't have to expose him to major league pitching or fielding.

Andrew Oci
Andrew Oci

We finally have good pitching and still can't win!

Andrew Oci
Andrew Oci

Dl or not...... We still suck! This team is terrible!

tullydew
tullydew

Put him on the DL and bring up Flores. Can't play w/24 man roster and no real 3B on the roster.

Greg Dee
Greg Dee

That means he will be out two months...

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

@JoMama Agreed 1000%. I'm still struggling with how Terry claims he didn't know anything about Wright's shoulder when Adam Rubin, a beat reporter, who wanders through the clubhouse a few minutes before/after each game knew that Wright "had been a frequent visitor to the trainers room" seemed to know all about it. What the heck is that?

Pat Brady
Pat Brady

@Ron Davis  - Matt Reynolds is killing it at AAA. Enough of Quentinilla. It's only a few weeks but other teams bring guys up from AA to play. 

Pat Brady
Pat Brady

Have you watched this team in the last 10 years? Why did they tell Beltran that his knee wouldn't get any worse by playing on it? Why did they have Reyes hit from only one side of the plate when he had the oblique strain? Why did they let Wright play with the strained hamstring last year? My prediction is that Wright will play a few games and then the issue will become much worse and then he'll miss a big portion of the 2nd half for what should have been a week or 2 DL stint.  

Eric Hack
Eric Hack

Because Terry has no clue how to rest regulars. He rest rookies and 2nd year players in order to get Abreu Young and Turner time.

rustysribs
rustysribs

@Michael Khorsandi Exactly. Put him on the DL and let it heal. Bring him back after the All Star break, or later. If he comes back too soon and not fully healed he won't be productive anyway.

Pat Brady
Pat Brady

@Cheryl Ann @JoMama - Look at Terry Collins. You think he's even aware on most days what city he's in? He always looks so confused during his post game interviews like "what are those cameras doing here?"

vandelay
vandelay

wright apparently wasn't on the trainer's report that TC typically gets regarding injured players. Players are always in and out of the trainers room to loosen up before/ ice down after games. So whatever treatment Wright was getting or whatever he was communicating to trainers put him under that category of just normal stuff to get ready for a game instead of the injury report

Pat Brady
Pat Brady

@vandelay - you make it seem like there's no way for Collins to know what Wright went into the training room for though. This isn't part of the HIPPA act, this is a METS trainer so there has to be some sort of communication. A guy going in to get loose has to be a lot quicker than a guy going in to get treatment for an injury. If I'm the manager I want the trainers telling me ANY time a guy goes in to get treatment. THe Mets have a LONG history of having guys play injured only to have it come back to bite them down the road.


Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

@vandelay I hear you but still - this is your franchise, marquee player who has a history of playing through injuries. This is one of the two guys (Murphy being the other) that Terry specifically held out of spring training games because he wanted to keep them healthy. Reports aside, don't you think if a reporter noticed a difference in Wright's activities that Terry should have? I mean seriously at this point, if I were Terry and the FO I would tell the trainers I want to know if Wright comes in with a hang nail. Geez.

vandelay
vandelay

@Pat Brady @Cheryl Ann I'm not saying there is no way TC possibly could have known. I was just saying that it's not unfathomable that a manager wouldn't know about every single issue a player is getting treatment for. A reporter like Rubin might notice Wright is taking longer than normal to get to his locker after a game but it's not like the manager has his eye on the trainers room door all day. Certainly the Mets could have been a little more proactive with things. Given Wrights history of not being fully honest about injuries and his importance to the team the training staff probably should have made it a point to tell TC about the issue even if Wright insisted it was nothing. And maybe TC could be a little more proactive asking directly about Wright. But I don't think it's completely crazy that a manager wouldn't know every little detail about any time a player walks into the trainers room