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.
David Wright has been diagnosed with an impingement in his right shoulder and sent back to NY for further examination....— David Waldstein (@DavidWaldstein) February 28, 2017
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.
I walk in the Mets clubhouse for the first time this spring and literally two minutes later there is significant injury news.— David Waldstein (@DavidWaldstein) February 28, 2017
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