Found March 15, 2013 on New York Mets Report:
The hits just keep on coming for the New York Mets. It remains to be seen when they’ll resume for their All-Star third baseman, David Wright, who was a leading MVP candidate for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic. Wright was scratched from Thursday night’s game against the Dominican Republic with rib soreness in his lower back left side. He was to be examined this morning in Port St. Lucie, but will now travel directly to New York, which could denote the Mets believe the injury is worse than originally speculated. WRIGHT: What’s he thinking now? Initially, Wright expressed optimism he would be able to continue to play, but that won’t happen now. “I wanted to play tonight, but I understand the decision,’’ Wright said in Miami, where the game was being played. “I’m disappointed. That goes without saying. But I completely understand the direction that they’re going.’’ Wright started experiencing soreness a week ago and said recently he had difficult sleeping. This was reported to the

Disabled List On Opening Day Looming For David Wright

The news is not good for David Wright, whose rib injury could force him to start the season on the disabled list and be out for up to a month. WRIGHT: Could go on DL. Wright, who was scratched from last night’s World Baseball Classic game against the Dominican Republic, was examined today in New York and diagnosed with a strain of his left intercostal muscle. Obviously out of the...

Mets PR man dresses as Captain America sidekick Bucky as tribute to David Wright (Photo)

As a tribute to New York Mets third baseman David Wright earning the nickname "Captain America" while leading Team USA in the World Baseball Classic this month, Mets public relations VP Jay Horwitz tweeted a photo of himself dressed as the superhero's sidekick Bucky. Horwitz had the photo taken of himself in the tight blue spandex outfit while standing in front of...

David Wright participation in World Baseball Classic could be over with rib cage injury

New York Mets all-star third baseman, David Wright was a late scratch from tonight’s World Baseball Classic contest between the Dominican Republic and U.S.A with a soreness in his left rib cage.  Wright was advised by team U.S.A. doctors to take the night off, though the injury could mean the end of his participation in the tournament: #bbpBox_312335426549596160 a { text-decoration...

David Wright To Meet With Team Doctors After Sore Back Knocks Him Out Of Action

According to MLB Network, David Wright is out for Team USA with a sore back. MLB Network is saying that this is precautionary and that he is NOT available to pinch hit either. It’s now being reported that that he will meet with Mets team doctors on Friday and the issue appears to be in the back of Wright’s left ribcage area. In Wright’s absence, Team USA went with Willie Bloomquist...

USA Loses 3-1 Thriller To Domincan Republic, Wright Out For Elimination Game

MLB Network first reported that David Wright was scratched from tonight’s match up between Team USA and the Dominican Republic with what was initially called a “sore back.” Without Wright in the lineup, Team USA was limited to just one run and lost a thriller to the Dominican team by the score of 3-1. They must now face Puerto Rico on Friday night and must win to advance...

Wright on WBC bench with sore ribs

US slugger David Wright was scratched from the World Baseball Classic game Thursday against the Dominican Republic because of sore ribs, but he's optimistic he'll be back in the lineup soon. The New York Mets third baseman said the injury had bothered him for about a week, and the Mets were aware of the issue. He was pulled from the lineup shortly before the game after USA...

David Wright Forced to Leave Team USA

Captain America one day, a Mets third baseman the next. Wright is on his way to New York to see doctors, so his World Baseball Classic run is over. Wright was tearing it up at the WBC, he was batting .438, and led the team with 10 RBI’s. David told reporters that the injury had bothered him for about a week, and the Mets were aware of the issue. He was pulled from the lineup...

Wright Has Strained Intercostal, Will Rest 3-5 Days, Could Miss Opening Day

Updated at 4:00 PM Sandy Alderson announced a short while ago that David Wright has a strained intercostal muscle and will be out a minimum of three to five days. However, given the uncertainty with rib-cage injuries, manger Terry Collins is preparing to open the season with David Wright on the disabled list. Collins said Justin Turner, Zach Lutz, Brandon Hicks and Brian Bixler are...

Latest Update On David Wright: Alderson Weighs In and Responds to Questions and Concerns

It was MLB Network who first reported that David Wright was being “scratched” from last night’s match up between Team USA and the Dominican Republic with what they called a “sore back.” After Team USA’s 3-1 loss to the Dominican Republic, Anthony DiComo of shed additional light on the situation and reported that Wright began feeling the nagging injury sometime...

Justin Turner Playing Third Today, Reactions From NY Media On David Wright

Here are some reactions from beat writers, journalists, Terry Collins and GM Sandy Alderson regarding the latest news on David Wright who was diagnosed by team doctors with a moderate intercostal strain. Wright started experiencing discomfort near his rib cage about a week ago. He played in the WBC anyway, putting up huge numbers and earning the nickname “Captain America” for...

Justin Turner Taking Over Third Base; Mets Lineup Against Marlins

If there was any doubt of Justin Turner making the Opening Day roster, that’s gone. Because Turner has a greater upside offensively, he’s David Wright’s replacement at third base and will get more reps than Zach Lutz, Brandon Hicks and Brian Bixler. He is starting and hitting second in today’s game against Miami in Port St. Lucie. Wright was examined yesterday in New York...

Team Announces Justin Turner Has Ankle Sprain, On Way To Hospital For X-Rays

Updated 2:15 PM The team announced that Justin Turner has suffered a sprained ankle. No word if it was a high ankle strain which is a much more severe injury and could sideline Turner for up to  4-6 weeks or longer. He is on his way to the hospital for x-rays and further examination. Stay tuned… Updated Post 1:45 PM Justin Turner, the leading candidate to replace David Wright...
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