Originally posted on MetsZilla  |  Last updated 3/15/13
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:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_312335426549596160 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Captain America, David Wright scratched from #USA lineup with sore back. Willie Bloomquist will play 3B vs #Dominican at 7 on @MLBNetwork about 6 hours ago via Twitter for iPhoneReplyRetweetFavorite @HeidiWatney Heidi Watney #bbpBox_312341277674979328 a { text-decoration:none; color:#0084B4; }#bbpBox_312341277674979328 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Wright said its more like back of his left rib cage. Will see #Mets docs on Friday in PSL. #wbc about 6 hours ago via EchofonReplyRetweetFavorite @DPLennon David Lennon #bbpBox_312366890641137664 a { text-decoration:none; color:#009999; }#bbpBox_312366890641137664 a:hover { text-decoration:underline; } Official word from #Mets is Team USA docs advised Wright not to play tonight. He will indeed be in Port St. Lucie tomorrow. about 4 hours ago via Tweetbot for iOSReplyRetweetFavorite @jorgeccastillo Jorge Castillo Photo taken by Michael Baron Wright, who was batting .438 with a tournament high 10 RBI, told reporters he started feeling discomfort in his left ribs over a week ago, according to Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com: “Wright said he began feeling discomfort in his left ribs about a week ago when Team USA began preparing for the WBC with workouts in Arizona. He said the Team USA injury reports sent up “red flags” to the Mets when they saw them in Port St. Lucie, and that he received a call from trainer Ray Ramirez on Thursday. Wright later conferred with Torre and Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, and the decision was made that the third baseman should sit out against the Dominicans.” According to Crasnick, Wright told reporters he wanted to play, but his first priority is to be ready for Opening Day, saying: “I’m optimistic that they’ll allow me to come back and rejoin these guys. I wanted to play tonight, but I understand the decision. I’m disappointed. That goes without saying. But I completely understand the direction that they’re going. ..Sandy said he knows I’m disappointed. And I told him I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize Opening Day. We both agreed that this was a decision that had to be made. I owe it to the Mets to listen to them and be ready for Opening Day. That’s extremely important to me. It’s something I obviously don’t want to jeopardize.” In addition, Wright said the injury causes him more discomfort when he’s “lounging around” and he has had trouble sleeping in recent days. This was an obvious blow to team U.S.A. and more importantly the Mets, if the injury is more serious than first reports indicate. But, I must be honest, it was pretty cool to see David garner so much national attention and get the nickname ‘Captian America’ after his late game heroics verse Italy in round one of the Classic; which is pretty ironic when you consider all the talk this off-season about naming his captain of the Mets. Lets keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.  Because I can not fathom a David Wright-less Mets lineup.
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