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Mets injury news: David Wright not in lineup, having shoulder examined again

The captain's bad shoulder has been a point of contention all season.

Jim McIsaac

David Wright undoubtedly has the most talked-about shoulder in New York City right now, and apparently it's been giving him some issues once again.

While Wright has been hitting the ball a little better since his return August 28 following his latest stint on the disabled list (including a three-hit game last Tuesday at Miami and a four-hit game, just his third of the season, three days later in Cincinnati), that hasn't masked his overarching struggles this year: He's hitting just .269 with eight homers and 63 RBI. Eric Campbell will get the call at third base tonight in Wright's place.

There's been some talk about having Wright pack it up for the rest of the year and just focus on getting healthy for 2015. Despite the team's having several young and talented arms in the rotation, some intriguing farm talent (like Noah Syndergaard and Dilson Herrera), an emerging power bat in Lucas Duda, and a rising star in Juan Lagares in center field, Wright still remains the face of this franchise, and any plans to get this club back to the playoffs have him squarely in the middle.