The bad news hit after Monday’s (5-30) game against the Chicago White Sox. It’s news you hoped not to hear as he was starting to get on a roll. David Wright is hurting.
The Captain has been through a lot. Last year he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and many wondered if he would even play again. He decided he would fight for his job. He rehabbed. His pre-workout routine is the most involved there is.
The latest injury is a herniated disk in his neck. It has caused him to miss three games. Now, it could cost him even more and he is frustrated.
“It’s frustrating that it’s something else I have to worry about other than my back.”
Manager Terry Collins said Wright has been taking medication for it. The third baseman has said he has felt a little bit of relief, but was told it takes a full 48 hours to take effect.
The cause of the herniated disk is unknown. Wright will see doctors on Tuesday (5-31).
As for a trip to the disabled list, Wright is crossing his fingers that it won’t be necessary, but understands if it has to happen.
ICYMI: Last week the Mets lost first baseman Lucas Duda to a stress fracture in his lower back. After finding out he would miss two months, management was to get a new first baseman. Their solution was James Loney. He makes his debut for the Mets Tuesday (5-31). General Manager Sandy Alderson describes Loney as:
“Somebody that hits from the left side, a contact hitter who doesn’t strike out a lot, could be a nice fit for us.”
What can Mets fans expect? Well, for Triple-A El Paso with the Padres organization, the 32-year-old has hit .342 with two homers and 28 RBIs in 158 at-bats. During his 10-year career, his slash line looks a little something like this: .285/.338/.411.