After a trip to New York to get his shoulder checked out, David Wright returned to Mets spring training this morning and reported that his diagnosis of a shoulder impingement remains the same.
While there isn’t a timetable for Wright to resume throwing, he’s going to rehab the shoulder in an effort to get to that point. Despite the need to do that, Wright will reportedly still be able to swing a bat and intends to keep that part of his preparation going. He does not intend to DH in spring training games for now, however.
Over the past couple of seasons, Wright has missed a great deal of time with a pair of significant injuries. He hit the disabled list early in the 2015 season with what turned out to be spinal stenosis and returned in late August. And last year, he played his final game of the season on May 27 before eventually having season-ending neck surgery.
In the limited time that he’s been on the field the past two years, Wright has still fared pretty well at the plate. In 338 plate appearances, he hit .260/.365/.436 with 12 home runs and a 118 OPS+.