New York Mets third baseman David Wright was examined Friday in New York after being scratched from Team USA's lineup just moments before the first pitch of Thursday's game against the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic, according to MLB.com.

Wright complained of discomfort in his left rib-cage area and isn't expected to play for Team USA should it advance to the semifinals with a win over Puerto Rico tonight.

"In terms of the injury and its severity, we just don't know any more than David has related already publicly," Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told the website. "So until he's actually examined, we won't know the exact nature of the injury, we won't know the extent of the injury and we won't have any sort of timetable for his return."

Wright reportedly had been battling the discomfort for about a week but kept it quiet. It didn’t affect his performance in the WBC, as he hit .438/.526/.750 with a homer and 10 RBIs in Team USA's first four games.