Can a healthy captain Wright the floundering ship that is the 2017 New York Mets? Probably not. But there’s finally some good news on the injury front.
Earlier today, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told the media that third baseman David Wright arrived in Port St. Lucie yesterday, and “started some low-level baseball activities.”
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 2, 2017
The 34-year-old simply won’t refuse to give in when his body constantly asks him to. As of now, Wright remains on the 60-day disabled list, and there is no indication of if or when he will return to the Mets lineup.
During his rehab program this past May, Wright’s return to baseball activities was suspended due to a shoulder impingement.
Wright hasn’t played in the Majors since May 27, 2016, well over a year ago, thanks to a ruptured disk in his neck. Two years ago, Wright played just 38 games for the Mets after being diagnosed with spinal stenosis.
The seven-time All-Star hasn’t played over 150 games since 2012. Over the past two seasons, he combined for half of that (75 games).
Despite his recent injury struggles, Wright’s career numbers are mind-boggling. Wright owns a career .296/.376/.471 triple slash line with 242 home runs, 970 RBI and 196 stolen bases.