David Wright’s rehab assignment has been terminated after the third baseman continued feeling shoulder pain. He will be flown back to New York later this week to be re-evaluated by doctors.
Wright has been out of action since March, when he experienced a right shoulder impingement early in spring training, and he’s been working his way back ever since. The 34-year-old resumed baseball activity on August 2 and began playing rehab games as a DH last week for Port St. Lucie. Mets GM Sandy Alderson said that Wright wanted to get back on the field before the season ended. Wright played back-to-back games at third base over the weekend, but he did not play again after that and has now completely halted his rehab.
The future for the Mets’ captain is still completely unclear. Wright said he will make any decisions about his future after his appointment with doctors later this week. He has not played in a major league game since May 27, 2016, and this latest setback is yet another blow to Wright’s chances at returning this season, or anytime in the near future.