David Wright Diagnosed With Shoulder Injury

posted by Andrew Magnotta - 

New York Mets third baseman David Wright is not expected to be on the team's Opening Day roster.

Wright has been diagnosed with an "impingement" in his right shoulder, reports New York Times reporter David Waldstein, adding that Wright has been sent back to New York.

The third baseman has been productive for the Mets when he's been in the lineup, however, chronic back problems cost him most of his last two seasons.

Wright will not be allowed to throw for at least two weeks. After that time he will only be allowed to throw lightly. It's possible he will be able to DH in spring training.

Team General Manager Sandy Alderson says while the team does not expect surgery, Wright will not likely be on the opening day roster.

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