David Wright RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Harvey: Mets pitchers not protecting Wright

    ESPN.com "David Wright has been getting his share of up-and-in pitches recently, including from Matt Cain in San Francisco and Milwaukee's Wily Peralta on Wednesday. And powerless Matt Harvey has seen enough. “It’s hard for me to watch David keep getting pushed back," Harvey told the Daily News. “I’m..." June 13

  • Wright trying to get back on track after flu-ridden slump

    New York Post "If David Wright was breaking a sweat, it wasn’t over his slow start. The Mets captain, who has battled flu-like symptoms in recent days, realizes it’s much too early to be concerned with his anemic numbers. But it certainly was a positive sign for the Mets that Wright went 2-for-4 in the team’s..." April 10

  • Wright to Harvey: Your reputation is on the line during rehab

    New York Post "Matt Harvey cannot win or lose on the field for a while now. In the clubhouse, however, his credibility will receive a decision. Take your pick – mountain or molehill – when it comes to the magnitude of Harvey strong-arming the Mets about where he will work most to make his arm strong again...." March 27

  • Sandy Alderson tells Mets executives, personnel that team can win 90 games

    New York Daily News "At a staff meeting a couple of days ago, Sandy Alderson told Mets executives and baseball personnel that he strongly believes that the ballclub can and maybe even should win 90 games this season. Yes, 90. And, according to people who were in the room, after Alderson’s decree prompted..." February 27

  • Wright has arrived in Port St. Lucie

    ESPN.com "David Wright arrived on Thursday in Port St. Lucie, well ahead of the Mets' official report date -- Feb. 15 for pitchers and Feb. 20 for position players. Wright typically arrives early anyway, but this year he is reporting even earlier. He is spearheading a sold-out charity event Super Bowl..." January 30

  • David Wright ready to sell free agents on Mets

    New York Post "Free agency has barely begun, but David Wright has already started his second job. The Mets third baseman said he has been talking to players who might be interested in coming to Queens and knows he has some convincing to do, but it’s not about the team’s finances. “I don’t think players are..." November 10

  • David Wright trusts that Mets will make right offseason moves

    New York Daily News "David Wright will head into another Mets offseason in a few days wondering just like the team’s fans what changes will be made for 2014 and beyond. When he signed his eight-year $138 million contract extension last offseason Wright claimed he was assured by the Wilpon ownership and GM Sandy..." September 27

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    David Wright hit by pitch in head. Leaving game. #mets #brewers

  • Mets activate David Wright from disabled list

    Rotoworld "Mets activated 3B David Wright from the 15-day disabled list. The third baseman has missed the previous six-and-a-half weeks with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain. He might not play every day down the stretch but fantasy owners should obviously activate him right away. Wright returns to a..." September 20

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    Sounds like David Wright will be back tomorrow after a six-and-a-half week absence with a strained right hamstring. #Mets

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins said David Wright "is not ready" and is unlikely to play this series.

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    No surprise but David Wright looks like he'll return during Giants series which opens Tuesday. #mets

  • David Wright returning to New York to continue rehab

    Newark Star-Ledger "David Wright has been rehabbing at the Mets’ facility in Port St. Lucie Fla. and has encountered a problem: there isn’t any live pitching available. With Single-A St. Lucie’s season over and health problems plaguing a couple rehab coordinators only a trainer is stationed with about a dozen..." September 08

  • Wright won’t forget Mets’ promise to spend

    New York Post "The news hit David Wright said “like a sledgehammer.” That would be the news regarding Matt Harvey the news that arrived Monday the news that sent a shiver down the spines of everyone who’d begun to invest themselves in what the Mets are and where they’re going. The news that still casts a..." August 30

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    David Wright will start tracking pitches Thursday in PSL. By Sunday/Monday may start DHing in minor league games.

  • Mets playing it safe with Wright's rehab

    MLB.com "David Wright is making progress in his rehab from a right hamstring strain but the Mets aren't going to rush their star third baseman. Wright has been on the disabled list since Aug. 3 and he's three weeks into the original three-to-five week timetable he was given for his recovery. He took..." August 24

  • Wright eyes ’13 return

    New York Post "David Wright is feeling good progressing after a right hamstring strain landed him on the 15-day disabled list Aug. 3. Though the Mets’ All-Star third baseman has not run at all (he has done strengthening work limited to the upper body) he is convinced he will return this season. “I don’t think..." August 21

  • David Wright may miss the rest of the season

    Hardball Talk "Mets third baseman David Wright has been out since August 3 with a strained right hamstring. The initial prognosis had him missing three to five weeks which would have had him back towards the end of August at the earliest but manager Terry Collins is aware there is a chance the cornerstone of his..." August 10

  • After Wright injury, Mets may move Murphy to third

    New York Post "Now that David Wright figures to be out at least a month manager Terry Collins said he intended to discuss options with general manager Sandy Alderson. Moving Daniel Murphy to third is one option. “I want to talk to Sandy about some of the ideas we’ve got and make sure he’s on board with it..." August 05

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    Terry Collins estimated 3-5 weeks for David Wright absence. Called it a moderate strain -- the middle grade of 3.

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    New York Mets @Mets

    Roster Move: The #Mets place David Wright on the 15-Day DL with a right hamstring strain. Mike Baxter was recalled from Las Vegas (AAA).

  • Mets David Wright exits with apparent hamstring injury

    Hardball Talk "Mets third baseman David Wright had to be removed from the game in the tenth inning of tonight’s game against the Royals after beating out an infield single. About three quarters of the way down the line Wright grabbed at the back of his leg and limped his way through the bag. Pitcher Zack Wheeler..." August 03

  • Captains announce HR Derby participants on Monday

    MLB.com "Three sluggers who have made the finals of the annual All-Star Home Run Derbywill be back on stage next Monday at Citi Field to try to capture another trophy. To achieve that goal, though, they'll have to fend off a talented group of challengers, including the Major League home run leader. It..." July 08

  • Unlike that other 3B, Wright’s a credit to his Citi

    New York Post "David Wright doesn’t know Anthony Bosch. No one has ever linked Wright to Biogenesis. Sandy Alderson has never felt compelled to order Wright to “shut the f----k up.” Neither did Omar Minaya. He is the manager’s dream for Terry Collins that Derek Jeter has been for Joe Torre and Joe..." July 02

  • Wright has four-sight

    New York Post "David Wright finished within a single of hitting for the cycle yesterday, but still had a special afternoon. With his homer, triple and two doubles, Wright became the first Met to record four extra-base hits in a game since Edgardo Alfonzo on Aug. 30, 1999. It continued a torrid stretch for..." June 24

  • Amazin’ly, Wright has no re-up regret

    New York Post "There already could be buyer’s remorse. Yet even with the disaster the Mets’ 2013 season had become, David Wright insisted yesterday he has no regrets about giving the organization a long-term commitment. “Zero,” Wright said. The Mets, whose game Friday night against the Braves was suspended..." May 25

  • Wright all right after taking foul shot to knee

    New York Post "David Wright fouled a ball off the inside of his left knee in the first inning of the Mets’ 7-3 loss to the Pirates last night, but stayed in the game until a double-switch in the eighth inning. Manager Terry Collins said Wright’s knee was “pretty sore,” but Wright downplayed it. “It’s pretty..." May 11

  • Mets: David Wright stealing the show

    North Jersey "There was a time when he was a legitimate thief, a threat to opposing pitchers who underestimated his legs. One season, David Wright stole 34 bases. Another, he stole 27. But over the last three years – Wright’s age 27, 28 and 29 seasons – he has been less of a headache. Wright has not stolen..." May 07

  • Mets captain coming up big

    New York Post "The last thing David Wright can be accused of since landing his $138 million contract with the Mets is complacency. Though the All-Star third-baseman hasn’t produced the team’s most eye-popping numbers — that designation is reserved for John Buck, with his 10 homers and 29 RBIs through 25 games..." May 05

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    David Wright playing today. #mets

  • David Wright doesn't start

    North Jersey "David Wright is hoping this is a one-day blip, that a night out of the starting lineup will go a long way toward appeasing the pain in his neck. The Mets were more concerned, worried that Wright's stiff neck could sideline their $138 million third baseman for a more significant stretch of..." April 30

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    Adam Rubin @AdamRubinESPN

    No David Wright in lineup today. #mets

  • Wright out of Mets lineup with stiff neck

    New York Post "David Wright is not in the Mets lineup on Monday night against the Marlins because of a stiff neck. "It bothered me yesterday during the game," Wright said Monday before the game. "Ideally I would have woke up today and it would have gotten better, but it got worse, so you figure hopefully one..." April 29

  • Wright’s commitment to rebuild does fans proud

    New York Post "“Scrappy.” “Gritty.” “Team baseball.” Ready for your 2013 Mets season? I have no idea whether we’ll be using the above terms to describe this club six months from now. Yet as the Mets kick off their season against the Padres, we can predict this with confidence: Fans will be just as..." April 01

  • David Wright one step closer to being ready for NY Mets Opening Day

    New York Daily News "David Wright is one step closer to being introduced as the Mets captain for the first time ever on Opening Day. The third baseman played in his first major-league game since he was diagnosed with a strained left intercostal, or rib muscle, Friday. He went 0-for-3 and said he felt he was one..." March 30

  • Mets' Wright returns to action — as a DH

    New York Post "The Mets’ starting pitchers are dropping like flies, but David Wright managed to get through another step in his rehab unscathed. Wright got his first game action since suffering an intercostal injury during the World Baseball Classic. While he didn’t play third base, he got one hit in five..." March 27

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    Adam Rubin @

    David Wright will play in a minor league game today.

  • David Wright feels good after another day of workouts

    Newsday "David Wright offered another encouraging update about his status for Opening Day. The Mets third baseman said he emerged from another day of workouts on Monday afternoon with no issues in his strained left intercostal muscle. On Monday, as the team traveled to play the Braves, Wright stayed..." March 25

  • David Wright takes BP, still aiming for Opening Day

    New York Post "David Wright and Daniel Murphy both had bats in their hands and said they were getting closer to being ready for Opening Day. Terry Collins, though, has been around the Mets long enough to know not to plan too far ahead. So when he was asked whether Murphy could be penciled into the No. 2..." March 25

  • Mets' David Wright takes batting practice for first time since injury

    Newsday "Another day, another step forward for Mets third baseman David Wright. On Sunday, for the first time since straining his intercostal muscle in the World Baseball Classic, Wright took batting practice on the field. "I get to check this off the list," said Wright, who felt good after hitting on..." March 24

  • Mets designate David as team leader

    New York Post "Attention, Mets: This is your captain speaking. “This is probably one of the proudest days of my career so far,” David Wright said yesterday after the Mets named him the fourth captain in franchise history. “For me, it’s a dream come true to say the least.” Not that anyone has questioned the..." March 22