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David Wright won’t make his Grapefruit League debut until at least next weekend

Mar 10, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

Johan Santana AP

We heard on Monday that David Wright wouldn’t make his Grapefruit League debut this week due to stiffness in the left side of his rib cage. The Mets continue to express confidence that the 29-year-old third baseman is making progress, but he won’t be playing in a game anytime soon.

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, Mets manager Terry Collins said this afternoon that Wright won’t play until next weekend at the earliest and is scheduled to see a doctor Monday. His doctor visit was previously scheduled, so there’s no indication that he has suffered any sort of setback.

Wright has maintained that he would be in the lineup if this was the regular season, so he probably deserves the benefit of the doubt for now, but this obviously isn’t what he had in mind after being limited to just 102 games last season due to a stress fracture in his lower back.

  1. drubeatz - Mar 10, 2012 at 8:44 PM

    What else is new with this team. Any player with a high salary is always hurt. Get rid of em!

    • christos99 - Mar 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

      High salary? David Wright in his final year of a 6 year deal worth $55 million, (option for 2013) and his 2 year rookie contract was less than a million. If you ask me, a lifetime hitter of .300 and 21st ranked WAR amongst active players sounds like a rare great deal by the NY Mets.

  2. kevinbnyc - Mar 11, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Is making an appointment with a Mets doctor really a good idea?

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