Mar 11, 2012, 4:26 PM EDT
Mets third baseman David Wright hasn’t appeared in a Grapefruit League game this spring due to discomfort on the left side of his rib cage.
Wanting to rule out anything serious, team doctors have summoned him to New York to have his midsection examined and to get a cortisone shot.
This according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin.
Wright won’t need many Grapefruit League plate appearances to get properly geared up for the start of the regular season, but injuries plagued his 2011 campaign and if this rib cage thing lingers for more than another week there will be reason to wonder whether he’s going to be able to start the 2012 schedule on time.
Mets left-hander Tim Byrdak is also heading to New York. He has a knee injury and may need a scope.
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