David Wright waits on deck

Wright has sore rotator cuff, does not need surgery

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

He will be re-evaluated Monday in New York to determine whether he needs time to recover on the disabled list.


Wright was a late scratch from Friday’s game against the Pirates after hurting it twice during Thursday’s game.

Wright had initially injured his left shoulder several weeks ago during a slide on June 12 at Citi Field.  He had an MRI on earlier on Saturday.

Wright has been on a hot-streak of late batting .400 in his last nine games before sitting out. Thursday’s injury was just too much to take.

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




49 comments
A Pocono View_
A Pocono View_

I thnk they're flirting w/ trouble if they try to ut him in 2nt..While maybe dl may not be necessary, a few more days off would be warranted. Cambell's been doing fine in place of him..Maybe use wright on bench,ok..but give him a few more days.

Michael Gruenberg
Michael Gruenberg

He should rest up for the second half of the season. Mets need him to be healthy.

rustynail
rustynail

just set him up with one of the SPECIAL walking boots they always seem to have laying around

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

I'm a huge David Wright fan and believe the Mets have wasted much of his prime by not being willing to put a team around him. I'm afraid he'll end up having to miss much of the next month, causing the Mets to skid further and again not make a move to improve the Mets line up.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

I doubt they put him on DL. He'll have missed 4 games - clearly not playing on Monday. Will have him be day to day through ASB. They have off day on Thursday and Campbell can split time with Wright. They can always back him off if games are a blow outir give him a day off from the field just using him to pinch hit. McCann played all season with a torn labrum. Zimmerman with equally bad structural issues. Dwight Howard played a full NBA season with torn labrum as well. Since it is Wright's non throwing shoulder and no cortisone was recommended initially (even though it's pretty common place these days) I doubt they'll DL him. There's the other issue which is that he came clean and in spite of wanting to try playing on Friday, went to get MRI as they asked. Terry said that was all he wanted and that his players have a say. Already some bad blood there I think and if doctors don't think he can damage it further, I can't see them Keeping him out until after ASG.

cgahler
cgahler

All these Wright haters should pick another team to root for. They make me sick. No he's not the best third baseman ever play the game. However he is certainly one of the best overall Mets of all time. Any issues this crappy team has had over the past few years are certainly not because of him. I too am disgusted with the lack of progress by this team. Blame the Owners. Blame the management. Do not spew your venom at Wright, its simply not deserved.

matmil
matmil

Put him on the D.L. just to see what Campbell can do.

bigslick
bigslick

Hopefully the Mets are smart about this. Shut him down for 15 days (retro to when he last played) just to make sure he is fine!

playjuan
playjuan

They should have MRI'd his right shoulder while he was there. He must have the worst arm of any third baseman playing today other than his buddy on the Nats. Nice to see a Met third baseman today who can actually get a throw to first with some juice on it.

pologround
pologround

if there is any doubt, give him time to really heal and put him on the DL.......To rush him back would be a huge mistake.....I bet he goes on the DL.......

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Dilson Herrera is working towards being brought up to the Majors this year. 4 for 5 tonite with a homer and 5 RBI. I believe Murphy came up out of AA (played 1 game at AAA)

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

My biggest concern the next few days is actually the nonsensical debates we're all going to be subjected to between the Wright-haters and the Wrightaholics.   imagine:  Wright's DL'd, Flores is called up and for the next 2 weeks the Mets go to work everyday with a mixture of Flores and Campbell at 3rd, Murphy and Flores at 2nd, and Campbell and Duda at 1B.....and begin to win a few games.  Based in part to their contributions.    UGH!  There will be no less than 1000 posts calling for Wright's trade, or calling him a fraud, or some other hyperbole....

Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Maybe he'll hit some home runs when he gets back

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

He goes on DL with "don't think it should be more than the 15 days", 10 days later he'll "still have soreness in shoulder", and they'll "have to shut him down", a week later we'll have "unknown when Wright can resume baseball activities", a month from then " he'll resume base ball activities" and he'll be back a week later.

hurricaneditka
hurricaneditka

Didn't Harvey, Beltran, and Reyes only need rest too?

Kevin Pitino
Kevin Pitino

This is depressing what has happened to David Wrights career. His numbers are dropping and he is losing confidence. He doesn't deserve this losing anymore, he deserves to win.

eric88
eric88

I do not trust the Mets medical staff and with good reason. I hope it is only rest and is not amended later. They should DL him, let him rest and play the kids including Flores. The lineup has looked fine the last 2 days. I like it.

ewildcat7
ewildcat7

DL him until the All Star break.  He will get 20 days off and only miss 15 games

Ralph Conte
Ralph Conte

With our crack medical staff,he need surgery and be out the rest of the year in about a week!!!!

Ed Zoubi
Ed Zoubi

even on a different team Ike almost hurts Wright again.


jenkins
jenkins

@Cheryl Ann I thought drs. prescribed rest? I'd rather he get some recovery time and therapy than having him play impaired even if it "can't get worse." structurally.

jenkins
jenkins

@cgahler It's only trolls. They're very easy to spot if you check in a lot

hurricaneditka
hurricaneditka

@Kevin VanTassell  Before he goes on the DL, he'll sit out 4-5 games, then pinch hit in a game before getting sent to the DL, delaying his return even further. 

eric88
eric88

And breaking down.

eric88
eric88

To win he has got to make a much bigger impact. So far he has been pedestrian.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Generally agreed but I think it's the trainers who are the real problems not the doctors. HSS is a world famous orthopedic hospital. The team doctor who saw David is highly trained (I privilege physicians for a competing hospital in NYC). I have more faith - perhaps that's a mistake. We'll see.

Also think it's a good sign that they didn't feel a need to give cortisone shot which is pretty standard these days.

I am glad they made him get the MRI. Actually looks like everyone has learned something over the years.

BTW Terry absolutely had to know. Rubin had seen Wright in trainers room for awhile. Maybe TC didn't know it had gotten worse, but he had to know about original injury. He was also quoted as saying "my only issue with David was making sure he had the MRI to make sure it wasn't a tear or anything." No way they're going to be able to DL him if the doctors didn't find anything.

fatherflot
fatherflot

"crack" as in their favorite smoke.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Actually, it was Wright who stepped on Ike's foot on an infield play, resulting in Ike being on the DL and sending Davis on a downward spiral from which he never recovered.

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

Flores can come back on 7/6 without placing Wright on DL. That's just a few games more. I still think this is going to be a negotiation of sorts - Harvey set that tone during spring and has made snarky comments even recently about the FO having knowledge from "a higher power". I think they'll come to some agreement with Wright that he'll split time, maybe not play every day but allow him to avoid DL which they know is important to him. Not saying that is what SHOULD happen, but I think that's how it will shake out. Remember this team told press Wright's ability to avoid DL with a fractured finger was based on his pain tolerance. At the time, Wright said his finger was so swollen he couldn't grip the bat!

joepf
joepf

Agreed, enough with the poor poor David routine

dooley
dooley

@Cheryl Ann According to ESPN, they did give him an anti-inflammatory agent, so he probably did get a cortisone shot

vandelay
vandelay

@Cheryl Ann I think the front office has been the problem moreso than the trainers.


I wouldn't say the "doctors didn't find anything"... a bruised rotator cuff is still something.  Players have been placed on the DL with that before... though I would think Wright will try to play and avoid the DL.  


I don't think TC was necessarily lying...players are in the training room for various reasons...sometimes just to get loosened up before/after games.. And I think TC's quote about the MRI was in reference to Wright wanting to play Friday.  TC said when David mentioned the injury he said he wanted to avoid what happened last year with the leg...but then followed that up with "but can I play tonight anyway?" and TC told him no that he had to get the MRI first

Ed Yano
Ed Yano

Terry had to absolutely know what- that Wright was batting 400 over the last 9 games.

spelletrader
spelletrader

Steven how long are you going to hold on to the ridiculous notion that the Mets are still in contention?

joepf
joepf

We're still in what ?

vandelay
vandelay

@hankypanky Well it was Ike who ran into Wright.  But yeah..Ike was the one who got hurt on that infamous play

jenkins
jenkins

@Cheryl Ann Team should be able to make an easy case with Wright: Season is 27 weeks long-you're the most important player in our organization-to miss 7% of the season to have you healthier for the long haul is in both our our interests.



Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

I watched the Ricco interview. He said no shot was given and then said "not yet anyway"