It is unlikely that Wright will be on the roster for opening day, though his injury does not require surgery. He had been sore in the spring and inactive for a while because he did not throw for months. The neck injury might have been the cause of aggravating his shoulder.
“The doctors feel it is in some way related to the neck surgery, in the fact hat muscles haven’t essentially re-engaged, restimulated,” Mets’ GM Sandy Alderson said.
It looks like Jose Reyes will have to step in during spring training. But the Mets’ have bigger issues — panic mode may be on the horizon. Shoulder injuries aren’t necessarily a killer, but it feels like Wright’s long history is becoming worrisome for his career. Alderson has been vague about the start of the season, saying that Wright is “questionable”, but fans have to wonder if he’ll be in the lineup again.