New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson just announced to the media that third baseman David Wright had an MRI on his back that found a stress fracture. According to the GM, Wright himself was surprised by the diagnosis. He and the team will be seeking a second opinion, but in the meantime, he’ll be out indefinitely.
I’m not a doctor, but I’m pretty sure the above photo explains everything.
Wright has only ever visited the Disabled List once in his entire career, and that was in 2009 due to a concussion.
His performance in the early part of the season was outstandingly mediocre, putting up a .226 AVG, .337 OBP, .404 SLG line with a .345 wOBA. Not bad for some, but compared to his .302 AVG, .382 OBP, .512 SLG and .386 wOBA career numbers, certainly not up to Wright’s expected levels of production.
The bad news does bring up another question: What horribly awful thing is going to happen next to the Mets this season?