After suffering through an excruciating set of conditions including spinal stenosis and a herniated disc in his neck, David Wright has played less than half a season of major-league ball over the past three years. He last appeared in a Mets uniform back in spring training, where the career third baseman spent his time at designated hitter because he couldn’t throw the ball due to a shoulder impingement. By the time Opening Day rolled around, that injury had earned him yet another trip to the disabled list.
Until last week, the team had been silent on Wright for months—which could have very reasonably led you to believe that the 34-year-old would not be playing any more baseball this year or, possibly, ever again. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, the Mets announced that Wright would try to mount a comeback with a rehab stint at High-A Port St. Lucie beginning on August 22.
That rehab stint lasted three games, and now it’s over. After going 1-for-10 in one start at DH and two at third base, Wright has been pulled to go back to the exam room after continued shoulder pain:
In related news, Mets fans, Yoenis Céspedes is officially out for the season.