Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 3/18/13
According to doctors, David Wright suffered a strained intercostal muscle in his rib cage while carrying the country on his back playing for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic and will be re-evaluated after three to five days rest. Manager Terry Collins is not optimistic about Wright’s chances of playing on opening day, citing a similar injury sustained by Daniel Murphy in February, which he has yet to fully recover from. Collins noted that the team will look internally for options to fill the void at third base.  Leading candidates include Zach Lutz, Brian Bixler, Brandon Hicks and Justin Turner, who is battling his own injury problems. Perhaps the most intriguing option of the bunch is Lutz (if by intriguing, we mean the one that can hit). All jokes aside, Lutz may be the Mets’ best option as a replacement for Wright.  Already 26 years old, Lutz has been posting gaudy numbers at AAA over the past few seasons. Last year Lutz hit at a .299/.410/.496 mark in 72 games at Bu...
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