It wouldn't be a complete day in New York Mets land without some injury news to report. David Wright has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in his back. Sandy Alderson said the third baseman will not be placed on the disabled list yet, until he receives a second opinion, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN NY.
In his press conference with reporters, Alderson also said that Wright's injury is not one that will require surgery. He sustained it on a diving play with Carlos Lee when the Houston Astros were in New York (from April 19-21), according to Rubin. There is a chance that this injury could be cured just by resting for 10 days, then returning to baseball action.
Alderson said that, "David himself was surprised by [the diagnosis]." And that the injury is not long term.
It's hard to imagine Wright not being placed on the DL with an injury like this -- and an already-stated 10 days of rest time at the minimum. In addition, the Mets have been much more cautious with injured players this season. The second opinion will determine the course of action the Mets take with the franchise third baseman -- but with the luck of this team and its injuries, it's definitely best to expect the worst, just to be safe.
Wright had six homeruns and 18 RBI on the season but was batting just .226. This very well could be the reason for the early-season struggles.
Willie Harris has taken Wright's spot at third base in the lineup tonight against the Florida Marlins.
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