The Mets have announced that David Wright will miss the remainder of the 2014 season because of continued soreness in his left shoulder, a problem that arose earlier in the season and has obviously bothered him ever since. Here's the Mets' full statement.
Because of continued soreness in his left shoulder, David Wright was seen today by doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where David underwent an MRI. The MRI today showed persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff in the left shoulder. There may be additional diagnostic tests later this week as a follow up to the MRI.
Based on the MRI and examination today, David will not play for the remainder of the 2014 season. He will, instead, rest to abate the inflammation in the rotator cuff, and then begin a rehabilitation program to strengthen the entire shoulder.
In 586 plate appearances this year, Wright hit .269/.324/.374 with a .308 wOBA and 99 wRC+, all of which constituted the worst year of his major league career as a hitter. While Wright downplayed the significance of the injury, it seems reasonable that the injury cost him at least some of his ability as a hitter.
Despite the Mets' recent string of success, the team's odds of making an unexpected postseason push were incredibly slim. With Wright out, the team can find a silver lining here by giving Dilson Herrera the rest of the season at second base and slotting Daniel Murphy in at third base.