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Wright got cortisone shot, said shoulder ‘not an issue’

David Wright got a cortisone shot for his bruised rotator cuff.

Wright said that his shoulder is “not an issue,” though (Vorkunov, July 13).

Since returning from time on the shelf, Wright is hitting .345 with a .424 OBP. He’s hit two doubles, two home runs, five RBI, four walks and just three strikeouts.

Wright went 4-4 on Friday night and had another two hits on Sunday.




30 comments
vandelay
vandelay

The full "not an issue" quote sounds like he was getting sick of talking about it. "Enough about the shoulder, If you guys have baseball questions, we'll talk baseball questions. But the shoulder is not an issue."


I think things only qualify as "an issue" to him if it prevents him from actually playing. Clearly it's still an issue on some level if he's getting a cortisone shot.  But he has been playing great lately, so hopefully that will continue to be the case and this won't turn into an issue that impacts his performance 

Doubleday
Doubleday

If the shoulder were not an issue, DW would not have needed a cortisone shot.

kingman76
kingman76

So much for not needing a cortisone shot as we were told earlier.

Daniel Poinsett
Daniel Poinsett

The shoulder is not an issue. The cortisone shot is for fun

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

I'm very glad for once that DW isn't in the ASG.  I'd rather have him rest for the 4 days, especially with his shoulder maybe not being 100%.  DW plays almost every game at 110%.  He is the one player for the Mets with the exception of Murph who can sure use the rest.  As far as Murph goes, he's going to be on an adrenaline high through the entire All star break.  BTW, good for Murph he sure deserved it. 

Joseph Baffi
Joseph Baffi

it just seems this met team is a little more stable then the last 3 yrs  and the fake good 1st halfs line up is better w grandy murph wright lagares duda and pitching is rock solid

jenkins
jenkins

Thor is untouchable. End of story.

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Syndergaard pitched the 9th in the futures game.. struck out the first guy, got the second guy to ground out, gave up a single, then gave up a pop fly.. he has total control of his fastball, his curveball is so nasty but he kept bouncing it.. if he can get wainwright control of that curve he'll be an elite pitcher, no doubt

1metfan
1metfan

I would love to see the Mets get Castro, it certainly would be nice to get some offense going, and he would definitely be a huge upgrade over Tejada.

1metfan
1metfan

I am sure glad we have Wright on the Mets. Even though I do not own the team I still consider it "my team". He certainly was no all star the first half, I am still very happy he is a Met though.

sandybgone
sandybgone

good to see that the anti wright sentiment has calmed down..(until his next slump)


Hating on Wright was absolutely pathetic 

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

syndergaard is HUGE.. now I know why he's our best pitching prospect.. throws 96 easy

John Schod
John Schod

How can you not pull for this guy?


When Jeter retires, he will be the "class" of NYC baseball!


Very proud to have him on my team!!

Cheryl Ann
Cheryl Ann

I think during one of his first games back - the Fox game- Cliff Fylod said he had talked to Wright and that DW said his shoulder didn't bother him hitting it was more "an issue" on defense. At the game last Sunday, they showed him clearly in pain on a dive to his left and you could see it again on his diving play today. He definitely looks tentative in the field -on backhand plays especially, and looks a little gun shy when sliding as well.

On another note, DW may want to give up any post-retirement ambitions for politics...he got a cortisone shot but "it's not an issue". Heck, even a politician couldn't get away with that silliness. LOL

Get better soon. Captain. If he can have a monster second half and the rest of the team can keep it going......

Steven Glansberg
Steven Glansberg

Syndergaard pitching the 9th for the USA team in futures game... its top 8th right now

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

6 for his last 8 Def not an issue just need another hitter with him Murphy and granderson

Muhammad Qureshi
Muhammad Qureshi

@Jaime I'll take Castro in a heartbeat, he's hitting .280 with 11 homers so far.  That is a huge upgrade at that position. Thats 20 jacks from that position and in the 7th or 8th hole in the lineup. The question who would they want.  They would want maybe an established young arm for Castro and more.  Cubs are rebuilding and they wouldn't take a guy like Colon, maybe not even Gee either.  They want a young guy like deGrom or Wheeler, if that is the case, then no deal.  Don't give either.  

tierlifer
tierlifer

@Steven Glansberg How did he look. Nasty thunderstorms rolling through my area and my DTV went out for the half frame he pitched.  

Alec Wilson
Alec Wilson

@Zac Tindall  They need someone to man LF every day...though since he came up Kirk Nieuwenhuis has done well, you can live with Duda/Tejana if they just had one big bat...wishful thinking though, saying that I like this group of guys, they really seem a tight unit and enjoy playing together.

nncyel
nncyel

@Kyle Ely @Jaime If you go by WAR, which of course is not the final determinant, but not a bad metric, the 2nd best SS is Peralta. Castro is only 0.2 WAR better than Tejada. 

jenkins
jenkins

@Daniel Poinsett Because you don't trade Nolan Ryan-twice. You don't trade Harvey, Thor, Wheeler, deGrom or Matz. They're all through the roof talents, and they're all going to be pitching in NY next year.


If you have to trade for a LF or SS, you trade Gee or Niese, who are very good ML pitchers with good trade value.

nncyel
nncyel

@Kyle Ely @nncyel @Jaime Tied for 2nd in RBIs, leads the league in doubles (at SS). He is indeed a very good offensive player. Perhaps his low WAR is from defensive stats? That is important, especially at SS.