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More shoulder problems add to David Wright’s career-worst season

Aug 18, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

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UPDATE: Wright is surprisingly in the Mets’ lineup for today’s game.


Mets third baseman David Wright sat out Sunday’s game after being hit on the left shoulder by a pitch Saturday and it sounds like he may miss multiple games.

It’s the same shoulder that gave Wright trouble earlier this season and in talking to Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star Ledger manager Terry Collins seemed unsure about how much blamed to place on the shoulder problems for the seven-time All-Star’s career-worst season:

I do believe due to the injury in the first half he tried to make some adjustments in his swing and it changed a little bit. Actually he’s been swinging the bat very good lately. It’s just that everybody expects so much out of him that if he doesn’t hit homers or he doesn’t hit a lot of doubles, everybody thinks there’s an issue offensively. I don’t think that’s the case. … I do believe that David Wright will bounce back, whether it’s next week or next year.

Wright has hit just .273 with eight homers and a .711 OPS in 117 games after posting a combined .307 batting average and .892 OPS during the previous two seasons.

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  1. chill1184 - Aug 18, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Just shut him down, I think he’s going to get shoulder surgery in the offseason.

  2. karlkolchak - Aug 18, 2014 at 10:58 AM

    What is it with third basemen and bad shoulders all of the sudden? Dave, your old pal Ryan from your Tidewater days sends his regards.

  3. hojo20 - Aug 18, 2014 at 11:29 AM

    This might derail enshrinement in Cooperstown.

  4. jonremache - Aug 18, 2014 at 5:21 PM

    Shut him down and then push the fences in before the start of next season. Remember the part about baseball being 99% mental? I feel Cap’s confidence has taken a hit.

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