David Wright RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mets GM Sandy Alderson: Goal for David Wright is 130 games

    ESPN "David Wright missed four months of last season because of spinal stenosis in his lower back. Now that he is back, the New York Mets will continue to be cautious with their 33-year-old captain. In fact, general manager Sandy Alderson said the goal is for Wright to play a maximum of 130 games..." February 14

  • David Wright will never stop trusting Sandy Alderson

    New York Post "The Mets may not have created enough sizzle this winter to even melt snow, but the team’s captain is on board with management’s vision. “I’ve learned, don’t ever doubt Sandy,” David Wright told The Post on Thursday, referring to general manager Sandy Alderson. “Sandy comes in with a plan and..." January 15

  • Wright has designs on being everyday player in '16

    MLB.com "The days of Mets third baseman David Wright playing in 150-plus games, as he did in each of his first four seasons and six of his first eight, may be long gone. But Wright, who may ramp up his offseason activity following a visit to back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins on Monday, still plans to..." December 13

  • How David Wright — and his insurance — can help the Cespedes void

    New York Post "If the rest of this Mets offseason proceeds without any major surprises, then two questions will loom over the defending National League champions as they prepare for 2016. The first question concerns a player who almost certainly won’t be back. The second concerns a player who definitely will..." December 11

  • Injuries could cost David Wright a Baseball Hall of Fame plaque

    Sporting News "After doctors diagnosed New York Mets third baseman and seven-time All Star David Wright with spinal stenosis this spring, Bryan Grosnick of Beyond the Box Score wrote: No one's jumping to the conclusion that David Wright's career is over, at least just yet. However, there's at least the..." October 20

  • Mets' David Wright shows what he's all about in NLDS Game 1

    Newsday "The knee-bending, mouth-roaring fist pump. Anything that followed David Wright's raw burst of emotion -- a blast from the past, if you will -- couldn't possibly come close to capturing the significance of that precise moment when the Mets' captain became a playoff hero again. That moment was..." October 10

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    ESPN Stats & Info @ESPNStatsInfo

    David Wright expected to return to @Mets lineup for 1st time since April. Mets 3B have struggled in his absence: pic.twitter.com/QtNktdVs1C

  • David Wright set to return from DL

    ESPN New York "For the first time since April 14, New York Mets captain David Wright will play in a major league game on Monday. Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Sunday that Wright will be activated from the disabled list and be placed in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Philadelphia..." August 23

  • Terry Collins’ blunt message for returning David Wright

    New York Post "David Wright will be the Mets’ primary occupant at third base, but he won’t own the position. The Mets captain, who is days away from rejoining the club after months of rehabbing from spinal stenosis, was told by manager Terry Collins to temper his expectations. “[Wright] won’t be that..." August 20

  • Mets eyeing Philly for David Wright's return

    ESPN New York "If things continue to go according to plan, the New York Mets expect to welcome David Wright back to the majors during a four-game series at Philadelphia that begins next Monday. Wright is 4-for-14 with two walks and three strikeouts through four rehab games with Class A St. Lucie as he works..." August 18

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    Kristie Ackert @Ackert_NYDN

    #Mets have now ruled out Denver for Wright's return.

  • Wright looks to return to Mets next weekend in Colorado vs. Rockies

    New York Daily News "The Mets are hoping for a Rocky Mountain reunion with David Wright as the captain could be back for next weekend’s series in Colorado, according to two team sources. Starting Thursday night, the injured slugger is attempting to play in three straight minor-league rehab games to test his ailing..." August 14

  • David Wright plays six innings in field in second rehab start

    New York Post "David Wright took another step toward returning to the Mets when he played six innings at third base for Single-A St. Lucie on Tuesday night. It was his second rehab game as he comes back from spinal stenosis. He was tested twice in the top of the fourth against Fort Myers, once on a bunt..." August 12

  • Mets 3B Wright set to start minor league rehab

    ESPN New York "New York Mets captain David Wright will serve as the designated hitter Monday and play third base Tuesday as his rehab assignment officially begins with Class A St. Lucie. Wright last played in a game on April 14, when he departed in the eighth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies with a..." August 09

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins expecting David Wright in a minor league game on Monday.

  • Wright takes full BP, eyes start of rehab games

    MLB.com "David Wright's timeline is starting to come into focus. Wright took full batting practice Tuesday in the first of five consecutive days of rigorous baseball workouts, his first such stretch since being diagnosed with spinal stenosis in May. If all goes well, Wright could debut in Minor League..." August 04

  • David Wright rehab games eyed next week

    ESPN "David Wright will continue to work out with the New York Mets during a three-game series that begins Monday in Miami. Then, when the Mets depart for the following series against the Tampa Bay Rays, Wright is due to head to the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, to begin getting "eased"..." August 02

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    Ken Davidoff @KenDavidoff

    David Wright just finished taking grounders at 3B at Citi Field. "Baseball activities" have indeed begun. #Mets

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    Jared Diamond @jareddiamond

    Sandy Alderson says David Wright will be in New York next week to begin some baseball activity.

  • ‘No change’ for David Wright, and he’s running out of time

    New York Post "David Wright’s back might be improving, but he still hasn’t been officially cleared for baseball activities. The Mets third baseman, who is rehabbing from spinal stenosis and has not played since April 14, was scheduled Monday to have his weekly checkup with Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles,..." July 14

  • 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

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