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David Wright has a bruised rotator cuff, will not need to go on the DL

Jun 28, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT

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Mets third baseman David Wright was absent from Friday and Saturday’s lineups due to a left shoulder problem that has been bothering him for several weeks. He flew back to New York to have an MRI to determine the extent of his injury.

Wright will be reexamined on Monday, but the results are better than some alternatives: Wright has a bruised rotator cuff and will not need to go on the 15-day disabled list, at least at the outset, as ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin reports.

Wright, now 31 years old, is slashing .277/.333/.396 with six home runs and 41 RBI. The .396 slugging percentage would easily be a career-low if the season were to end today. Despite the shoulder problem, Wright has an active ten-game hitting streak, which he’ll attempt to prolong when he returns to the Mets’ lineup.

  1. mantastic54 - Jun 28, 2014 at 8:05 PM

    I’d like to say I’m relieved, but just about every met injury is supposed to be nothing serious and no dl trip is needed. Then they never appear in a game until next season

  2. greymares - Jun 28, 2014 at 8:21 PM

    That’s a new one for me.How does one bruise a rotator cuff ?

  3. ch0psuey - Jun 29, 2014 at 1:50 AM

    Does he need a Hanky or a Band-Aid? Perhaps a random excuse for being in a horrible slump?

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