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David Wright may miss Opening Day after latest injury news

David Wright may miss Opening Day after latest injury news

Wright is working his way back from neck surgery, but has been bothered by soreness in his shoulder during private throwing sessions. Wright has no structural damage and does not need surgery at this time, Alderson added.

The Mets have some infield flexibility in Wright's absence, with Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores taking the bulk of reps at third base previous year.

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Another baseball season is upon us, and unfortunately, so is another David Wright injury.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson addressed the media Tuesday, and told reporters that Wright has continually faced discomfort in his right shoulder this spring that severely limits his ability to throw. After missing most of 2015 with a back injury called spinal stenosis, a neck injury sidelined the Mets captain in 2016. He will be re-evaluated after the two weeks, and could be a designated hitter then. The 34-year-old has a chronic back condition known as spinal stenosis and underwent neck surgery last year to fix a herniated disk. A career.296/.376/.491 hitter, Wright posted a.226/.350/.438 slash with seven home runs and 14 RBI previous year. If Wright is forced to open the season on the disabled list, Jose Reyes would likely be the top candidate to serve as the club's primary third baseman.

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