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 at third base.
Of course, this was a risk that was discussed and hotly debated all Spring long here on MMO, but let’s hope this is something minor and not something major.
Obviously, more on this story as it develops…