Mets are losing their grip, and things got worse after David Wright was shut down for eight weeks. The captain won’t be part of the activities for two months. If by any chance you didn’t know it, he deals with back and shoulder issues. He thought it would be easy to recover from the injuries that kept him in the shadows for two years.
There’s more. New York star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes is also pushed aside due to serious wrist injury.
The information was confirmed by New York, right after Dr. Robert Watkins examined Wright in LA. Wright was limited to 75 regular-season games in the past period. His problems started on April 15, 2015. The 35-year-old player was put on the disabled list until August 24, 2015. He actually strained his right hamstring, and developed spinal stenosis. So bad.
Although Wright joined the Mets, he hasn’t played since May 27, 2016. He had a surgery on June 16 to fix his herniated disk. After the short league rehab assignment was brought to an end due to shoulder pain, Wright had another surgery on September 5 to have his right rotator cuff fixed. He also had a laminotomy in October. Surgeons removed a bony layer over the spinal canal in order to treat his nerve compression.
However, the Mets have guaranteed his $47 million for the next three seasons. Todd Frazier will join the team in case Wright doesn’t come back.
Cespedes had a bad swing on March 6. “I felt something in my wrist, but I didn’t care much about that. It started bothering me on Tuesday, but with the day off yesterday … I thought it would be good for today,” he said. The X-rays were negative. Cespedes went into the second season with his $110 million contract.