Wright To Avoid DL, But Mets Will Play Shorthanded Until Friday

An article by posted on June 30, 2014

David Wright

Adam Rubin reports that the Mets will play shorthanded during their series against the Atlanta Braves while David Wright remains in New York getting treatment on his bruised left rotator cuff, according to what Terry Collins said on Monday afternoon.

Collins said there has been “zero” consideration to placing Wright on the disabled list and team doctors believe he will be healed by Friday.

“His exam went OK,” Collins said. “He’s not 100 percent. So we’re going to give him a few more days, where he’s going to meet us in New York on Friday and be ready to go then. I thought it was important for him to make sure when he comes back that we don’t have issues. The doctors have said, ‘Hey, look, he’s going to be great by Friday.’ So we’ll just get by until then.”

Strange move. If he’s going to be out that long put him on the DL, backdate it to June 27 and bring up a fresh body. The extra week of rest would only serve to help Wright and the team doesn’t have to play shorthanded for nearly a week.

June 28

Citing an anonymous source, third baseman David Wright has been prescribed rest and an anti-inflammatory drug for his sore left shoulder, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York.

After the game, assistant GM John Ricco confirmed that Wright was diagnosed with a bruised rotator cuff and that he would be rested for now and reevaluated on Monday.

It looks like he will avoid the DL, and that no serious issue was discovered.

June 28

David Wright is hoping he’ll miss just a few days after revealing that he’s had a sore left shoulder for three weeks which became “fairly painful” on Friday night.

The Mets won’t know his status until he undergoes an MRI today in New York, but the hope is that a cortisone shot and some rest will do the trick and that there’s no significant damage.

Surprisingly, manager Terry Collins said he was not aware until Friday that Wright’s shoulder had been bothering him even though the third baseman was spending significant time with the trainers and was being treated with anti-inflammatory medication.

“I absolutely salute him for coming in and saying something today,” said Collins.

Two days ago, the Mets demoted infielder Wilmer Flores, who may be on his way back if Wright were to end up on the disabled list.

If Wright avoids the DL the Mets say they’ll continue playing with six outfielders and just one infielder on the bench.

June 27 

The Mets announced that David Wright has been scratched from tonight’s lineup with a sore left shoulder. He is travelling to New York for an MRI tomorrow morning.

Wright had been playing through discomfort for 3 weeks and was in actual pain yesterday. He says he originally injured his shoulder in a head-first slide on a steal attempt at Citi Field.

It flared up twice yesterday, once tagging Ike Davis and then going to get Pedro Alvarez’s ground ball in the hole while covering shortstop in the shift.

He doesn’t know the full extent of the injury, but hopes it’s nothing serious and that he’ll miss just a few days.

Eric Campbell will play third base tonight and bat sixth.

I wonder why the Mets demoted Wilmer Flores and kept six outfielders if they knew Wright has been hurting for three weeks?

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for No. 5…

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