Mets captain David Wright has returned from spring training to New York, been diagnosed with impingement in his right shoulder and was told not to throw for two weeks.
The team said the third baseman was examined Tuesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery after feeling discomfort. He will be re-evaluated after the two weeks, and could be a designated hitter then.
The 34-year-old, a seven-time All-Star, has been limited to 75 regular-season games during the past two seasons. He was on the disabled list from April 15 to Aug. 24, 2015, when he strained his right hamstring and then developed spinal stenosis. He returned and helped the Mets win their first NL pennant since 2000. Last season, he was batting .226 with seven homers, 14 RBIs and 55 strikeouts in 137 at-bats through May 27 when he was sidelined by neck pain. He had season-ending surgery June 16 to repair a herniated disk.
Mets 3, Marlins 1: A couple of solo home runs from Travis d'Arnaud and T.J. Rivera held up, as right-hander Seth Lugo threw three scoreless innings and the Mets held off the Marlins at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Fla. Lugo, who will pitch for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic, limited Miami to two hits and struck out two during his 37-pitch outing. All the offense the Mets needed came in the second inning as d'Arnaud and Rivera each connected off A.J. Ramos.
Yankees (ss) 5, Red Sox 4: Greg Bird walloped two homers to lead the split-squad Yankees to a victory over Boston at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla. Pablo Sandoval continued to look strong in his comeback from left shoulder surgery, ripping two hits for the Red Sox, including an RBI double to left-center. Sam Travis belted a solo homer.
Yankees (ss) 9, Tigers 5: Gary Sanchez and Chris Carter hit their first homers of the year while projected Opening Day starter Masahiro Tanaka worked two scoreless innings in his spring debut, helping the Yankees beat the Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Sanchez's homer was a two-run shot. Left-hander Daniel Norris started for Detroit and permitted a hit and a walk over 12/3 scoreless innings, striking out one. Dominic Ficociello hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning off the Yanks' Jonathan Holder. Ian Kinsler went 1-for-3.
Our editors found this article on this site using Google and regenerated it for our readers.
What Unai Emery is doing differently at Arsenal
Partnerships That Make Arsenal a Commercial Successful...
Top Daily Fantasy Football Sleepers to Target...
Shohei Ohtani - A New MLB Star in the Making
Tiger Woods - Comeback Golf at its Best
Soccer's rise and rise in the US – How the...
Golf Shop Online launches new range of titleist...
Braving the Wet Weather in Golf
The Correct Golfing Apparel
Bitcoin/Blockchain Technology Pushed For Utilization...
AAA keeps his winning streak!
Pep Guardiola Shows Concerns Over Champions League...