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David Wright may miss the rest of the season

Aug 10, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

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Mets third baseman David Wright has been out since August 3 with a strained right hamstring. The initial prognosis had him missing three to five weeks, which would have had him back towards the end of August at the earliest, but manager Terry Collins is aware there is a chance the cornerstone of his lineup may have played his last game of 2013.

Via MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo:

“No question,” Collins said when asked if Wright might not return from a strained right hamstring. “There’s nothing etched in stone. We’re hoping certainly that it’s four weeks. If it’s five, it’s five. If it’s six, it’s six. If he gets back, tremendous. That means the healing process and all the rehab stuff will work. But there is absolutely no timetable at all.”

Before landing on the disabled list, Wright had a .904 OPS, tops among National League third basemen. With 16 home runs and 17 stolen bases, he was well on his way to his third career 20/20 season.

  1. tbutler704 - Aug 10, 2013 at 6:10 PM

    I say again, God hates my Mets.

    • thebadguyswon - Aug 10, 2013 at 6:55 PM

      He’d really hate the Mets if this happened while the Amazins were in the middle of the wild card race. This is pretty inconsequential.

      • neoshweaty - Aug 10, 2013 at 7:31 PM

        True. Gives us a chance to see if Wilmer Flores can hack it in the big leagues or if he needs to spend next season in the minors again.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 10, 2013 at 7:30 PM

      You should have more faith, maybe God knew that Wright was about to get beaned and thus struck down his hamstring with great fury. And maybe God wants the Mets to have a higher draft pick than they would have had otherwise now that the slots are more fixed. If you had faith the size of a grain of mustard seed …. ahhh fuck it you guys are screwed. Sorry.

  2. dondada10 - Aug 10, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Shame. He was having a great year.

    The positive about this is that Wilmer Flores is going to get to take his lumps the rest of the year at third. Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy, to a less extent, essentially have that much time left to prove themselves. If one of them falters, that’s where Flores will be next year.

  3. tfbuckfutter - Aug 10, 2013 at 6:42 PM

    Well shit.

    There go the playoffs.

    • unclemosesgreen - Aug 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM

      Oww! I’m not even a Mets fan and I think that may have left a mark.

  4. jimeejohnson - Aug 10, 2013 at 9:03 PM

    Meet the Mets
    Greet the Mets
    Step right up
    and beat the Mets.

    -Mets fan since forever

  5. cruuuzcontrol - Aug 11, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Terry Collins is the least reliable source for anything, ever.

  6. multiplemiggs - Aug 11, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    kieth hernandez is shitfaced

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