3B - NYM
David Wright unlikely to be ready for opening day
Mets captain David Wright experienced shoulder sourness, which halted his throwing program, and is unlikely to start opening day. The
Wright has played in 75 games the last two seasons and it seems that injuries will stall the rest of his career. Wright should be off the fantasy radar until he can show consistency in just getting on the field. Avoid Wright until further notice.
David Wright throws again
David Wright threw for the second time since neck surgery last June. Wright has played a total of only 75 games the past two seasons, limited by spinal stenosis and surgery to correct a herniated disc in his neck. He had a .788 OPS for the Mets last season.
The Mets insist Wright is their projected Opening Day third baseman, even though his bill of health may say differently. While his time as an MVP candidate may be over, he did have seven HR in 37 games last season and posted a .350 OBP. There is no reason to pick Wright in mixed leagues and he is a spotty pick even in NL-only leagues.
David Wright making progress for the Mets
David Wright took batting practice in Port St. Lucie today and will start throwing sometime this week as well. Wright has played just 75 regular-season games over the past two seasons because of serious spine issues. He had a .788 OPS in 37 games for the Mets last season
Wright has had a herniated disc in his neck and was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, bad signs for a 37-year-old in a league without a DH. In his last full season, 2014, Wright only had a .694 OPS, falling off from his .904 OPS in 2013. Wright is not worthy of a look in mixed leagues currently, but could have value if he were traded to the American League and could be a DH.
David Wright injury to keep him sidelined even longer than expected
Mets' beat writer Mike Puma is now reporting that David Wright is not permitted to engage in any baseball activities for 6-8 weeks due to the herniated disc in his neck. This makes a time table for his return, at the very least, two months from now.
Owners in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues will need to make moves to address what will be a prolonged absence. At this point, unless those owners have deep DL space, Wright can be dropped in all formats.
David Wright to miss an extended period of time
David Wright will miss an extended period of time according to multiple sources.
This is not much of a surprise considering his injury history. No one would blame you if you placed him on waivers. Adjust your lineups accordingly.
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