Wright (shoulder) hopes to be cleared for baseball activities in late May, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Wright is seeing a doctor for a follow-up examination at the end of May and could be cleared for baseball activities at that time. Even if he is indeed cleared, he would likely need to go through a full spring training style process in order to get ready to play. He hasn't appeared in the big leagues since 2016 and has played in only 75 games since 2014, so the odds of him being effective if he ever makes it back to the field are quite low.
Wright (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Friday. The Mets needed a roster spot for recently claimed reliever Buddy Baumann, and since Wright isn't near a return to action, he was an easy choice to cast off the 40-man roster temporarily. The embattled infielder still remains without a timeline to return.
Wright (shoulder) was placed on the 10-day DL on Thursday, MLB.com reports. This was fully expected. Wright continues to deal with the effects of spinal stenosis, and his shoulder has been an issue as well. He admitted in February that he wasn't confident about his chances of playing again. Expect a move to the 60-day DL whenever the Mets need to free up a spot on the 40-man roster.
Wright will be shut down for eight weeks after disclosing that his shoulder and back problems continue to bother him, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. This is a tough blow for the veteran third baseman, as he is now essentially guaranteed to miss two years of action dating back to the original time of his injury (May of 2016). The Mets will likely continue to play things slowly with Wright, especially given that they have a perfectly competent short-term replacement at third in Todd Frazier in addition to Wilmer Flores, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes and T.J. Rivera (elbow).
Wright is still in the process of building up strength in his shoulder and back and hasn't received clearance to swing a bat or begin throwing during spring training, Steve Popper of The Bergen Record reports. With just over three weeks to go until Opening Day and Wright without a timetable for returning to the field, it seems inevitable that the 35-year-old will begin the season on the disabled list. The bigger question is whether Wright, who last appeared in a game for the Mets on May 27, 2016, will ever progress to the point that he can resume his playing career. Wright is due $47 million over the next three seasons thanks to the eight-year contract extension he inked with the Mets in December 2012.