Wright was recovering from a shoulder impingement before being shutdown. Wright has only been throwing when it comes to baseball activities making this a huge hit for the Mets captain. The Mets have no clear answer to when Wright will continue his throwing program again.
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Over the last two season Wright has played only 75 games and it does not look like he will ever be the 140 game per season player he used to be. It is quickly becoming a reality that Mets fans may not see David Wright in a Mets jersey ever again let alone this season. At 34 years old, Wright is already past his prime and his body is only weakening as he grows older.
Wright is owed $67 million from 2017-2020 and it seems he will not get a chance to get on the field to show a glimpse of the $20 million per year player he used to be.
Mets fans should continue to see T.J. Rivera, Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores sharing time at first base this season. The trio started slow in April but have hit a respectable .286 in the month of May.
Outside the organization names like Mike Moustakas and Josh Donaldson have been thrown around as potential replacements for the captain. With Jose Reyes’ bat heating up and T.J. Rivera showing the ability to hit at the Major League level, the replacement of Wright has fallen to the backburner of Sandy Alderson’s problems.