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David Wright shut down for at least three more weeks

Jun 3, 2011, 10:38 PM EDT

David Wright AP

The Mets just set a major league record by losing their sixth consecutive home game with a lead after seven innings. But somehow that’s not the worst news of the night.

According to Adam Rubin of, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced after the game that David Wright will not begin baseball activities for at least another three weeks.

Wright was scheduled for an X-ray today, but Rubin writes that this new timetable is based off the previous X-ray. Huh? Either way, the stress fracture in his back isn’t progressing as quickly as the Mets originally expected.

With a July-return now looking like the best case scenario, Alderson is at least trying to look on the bright side.

“Maybe we’ll have David back for Santana’s first start.”

If you put that comment through the Mets-translator, we can expect that event to take place sometime during the 2012 season.

  1. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Jun 3, 2011 at 10:53 PM

    This is Mets-speak for announcing the passing from this life of Mr Wright. Services will be held immediately after the services for the early demise of the Mets season.

    • royalsfaninfargo - Jun 3, 2011 at 11:21 PM

      I agree. They are just trying to let their fanbase down easy.

  2. tradedavidwrightnow - Jun 4, 2011 at 11:14 AM

    When will the Mets kearn from their past mistakes and trade players who SHOULD be traded and not the ones who they should build a team around??? Trade Wright not Reyes. Reyes is the spark that ignites the team and generates excitement in almost every game!! Trading Reyes and not Wright will be the biggest blunder on their behalf since letting Tom Seaver go!! TRADE DAVID WRIGHT NOW!!! when he gets off the DL that is :)

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