Showing posts with label David Wright. Show all posts
Showing posts with label David Wright. Show all posts

Monday, July 14, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Wright's Cortisone Shot, Niese getting ready for second half, No Call Up for extra infielder, Prospects Showcase themselves at Future's Game

Mets News and Notes:

Syndergaard in 2014 Futures Game
Wright's Cortisone Shot
David Wright insisted he does not deserve to represent the Mets at Tuesday's All-Star Game. More candidly, the captain confessed Sunday morning, even if the National League needed a late replacement, he would be unable to perform.

Dogged by a bruised left rotator cuff and inflammation that recently sidelined him for a week, Wright told he will receive a cortisone injection in the shoulder after Sunday's first-half finale. He then will spend the All-Star break "out west," allowing the shot to take effect.

Niese getting ready for second half
Jon Niese threw 21 pitches in the home bullpen at Citi Field on Sunday morning, took a break to simulate a half-inning, then threw an additional 17 pitches. It was his first time working off a mound since a 12-pitch appearance on July 4, when he departed after getting struck with a line drive in his lower back.

Niese officially landed on the DL the following day with a left shoulder strain. An MRI last Monday revealed inflammation in the AC joint.

The Mets plan to activate Niese from the DL to face the Seattle Mariners on July 21, to open the second series after the All-Star break. The southpaw will throw another bullpen session when the Mets reconvene Friday in San Diego to affirm his readiness.

Niese is eligible to return from the DL next Sunday, on the final day in San Diego, but Terry Collins prefers having Niese wait until Seattle, where lefty-hitting Robinson Cano poses a big danger.

Monday, July 07, 2014

Mets News: Daniel Murphy Named to the 2014 NL All-Star Squad, David Wright Snubbed at Third

Mets News:

Daniel Murphy was named to the 2014 NL All-Star Squad on Sunday. The Mets' second baseman is among the National League leaders in hits. 

Murphy has never been an All-Star before, but he was the natural choice on a team that was most likely to be limited to a single representative. The Mets have had multiple All-Stars every year since 2003 (when Armando Benitez was their lone All-Star), but this year's team wasn't loaded with candidates.

David Wright led the NL voting for a while at third base but ended up losing to Aramis Ramirez of the Brewers by a little more than 300,000 votes. Wright was an All-Star seven of the past eight years and started six times, but he was left off this year in favor of Todd Frazier of the Reds and Matt Carpenter of the Cardinals.

Murphy finished fourth in the voting at second base. Chase Utley of the Phillies won the fan vote and will be the starter. Dee Gordon of the Dodgers was also named to the team as a second baseman.

The only other Met who finished among the announced leaders in the fan voting was Curtis Granderson, who ranked 22nd among outfielders.

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Wright back Friday, Gee to pitch for Cyclones Friday, Wright Falling Behind in Polls, Payday for Bonilla

Mets News and Notes:

Wright back Friday:
The Mets plan to play shorthanded in Atlanta while David Wright remains active. Wright is missing the Braves series and instead is getting treatment at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan for a bruised left rotator cuff. Terry Collins now expects Wright will rejoin the team and be available to play on Friday when the Mets return to Citi Field to face the Texas Rangers.

Gee to pitch for Cyclones Friday:
Dillon Gee will again pitch for the Brooklyn Cyclones on Friday as his rehab assignment nears its conclusion.

Gee will pitch at Coney Island on the Fourth of July, against Aberdeen at 6 p.m.

Mets officials previously have indicated Gee is expected to be activated from the disabled list after that start. However, Terry Collins said Tuesday that there will at least be consideration to leaving Gee in the minors until after the All-Star break, to keep his idle time to a minimum.

Gee logged 55 pitches Sunday for the Cyclones in his second rehab start. He has been on the DL since May 11 with a strained right lat muscle.

Wright Falling Behind in Polls:
With internet polls set to close on Thursday at 11:59 p.m., David Wright continues to lose ground in All-Star balloting. The final intermediate tally at third base for the National League:

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Mets News: David Wright has bruised shoulder, should miss DL for now

Mets News:

New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been prescribed rest and anti-inflammatory medication for his ailing left shoulder but will not need surgery, assistant general manager John Ricco said Saturday.

Ricco said team doctor Struan Coleman diagnosed Wright with a bruised rotator cuff. The captain will remain in New York until he is re-examined on Monday.

Wright did not require a cortisone shot -- "not yet anyway," Ricco said -- and will stay off the disabled list at least until after that follow-up exam, when the team has a better handle on how long Wright may miss. Ricco added that the team will not call up an infielder now, even though the Mets only have one backup infielder at the moment -- Eric Young Jr., who primarily is an outfielder.
"Right now they don't think it's a DL, but they'll re-examine him on Monday and we'll have a clearer picture at that point," Ricco said. "... So it's good news. They want to see if it feels better after a couple of days' rest. They don't anticipate it being a DL stint. If he's still feeling the same, we'll reassess it at that time."

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mets News: David Wright to get MRI on Shoulder

Mets News:

New York Mets third baseman David Wright was scratched from Friday night's lineup and is being sent to New York for an MRI on his ailing left shoulder.

Wright indicated he had been experiencing discomfort in his non-throwing shoulder for three weeks, since sliding headfirst on a steal on June 12 on a muddy surface at Citi Field. Video shows Wright uncomfortably moving the shoulder as he led off second base immediately after that slide.

The shoulder became painful during Thursday's series opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates, first as he reached to tag out former teammate Ike Davis on a fourth-inning rundown, then further while reaching for Pedro Alvarez's ground ball in the eighth.

Eric Campbell replaced Wright in Friday's lineup.

Sunday, June 08, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Tejada Lead-off?, Boston Tea Party for Wilpons?, Nimmo OK after being struck by pitch, Wright Benched?

Mets News and Notes:

Tejada Lead-off?
Matt den Dekker exclusively has led off for the Mets this past week against right-handed pitching. But things could change soon.

Terry Collins said Saturday that coaches have kicked around the idea of using Ruben Tejada in the leadoff spot.

Tejada is hitting .424 (14-for-33) with two homers and six RBIs over his past 10 games.

Boston Tea Party for Wilpons?
The Boston Red Sox selected Connecticut high school right-hander Bradley Wilpon in the 36th round of the draft on Saturday. Yes, it's the son of Jeff Wilpon and grandson of Fred Wilpon.

Bradley Wilpon has committed to play baseball at Penn and still plans to be a Quaker in 2014-15. He will attend the Wharton School of Business.

Nimmo OK after being struck by pitch
Brandon Nimmo, who was forced to leave Friday's Class A St. Lucie game an inning after getting struck in the right wrist with a pitch, has avoided a fracture.

X-rays taken on the 2011 first-round pick came back negative, Paul DePodesta said.

Nimmo nonetheless is out of the lineup for Saturday's Florida State League game.

Nimmo, 21, is hitting .327 with four homers, 24 RBIs and nine steals in 214 at-bats. He has a league-best .448 on-base percentage.

Top prospect Noah Syndergaard similarly avoided a fracture diagnosis on his left shoulder this week after being involved in a home-plate collision at Las Vegas.

Wright Benched?
With the Mets on a season-high-matching five-game losing streak, David Wright approached Terry Collins postgame and asked to play in Sunday's series finale against the San Francisco Giants. The manager's response: no.

Wright, who has started every game this season, was told by Collins he will be sitting Sunday.

Eric Campbell instead is expected to start Sunday at third base. Wright committed a critical error in the 5-4 loss.

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Vote for David Wright and Daniel Murphy to the 2014 All-Star Game

Hey Mets Fans, Time to vote for the most deserving players on our favorite team...Daniel Murphy and David Wright..

David Wright has moved into second place in the latest tally of All-Star voting at third base in the National League. The current vote totals:

Nolan Arenado, Rockies, 590,745
David Wright, Mets, 565,982
Aramis Ramirez, Brewers, 472,321
Pablo Sandoval, Giants, 463,050
Juan Uribe, Dodgers, 436,776

Wright's Stats:
2014 NYM 243 27 72 14 0 4 32 3 4 17 57 .296 .345
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 6/3/2014.

Meanwhile, Daniel Murphy now checks in at fifth place among NL second basemen:

Chase Utley, Phillies, 974,196
Dee Gordon, Dodgers, 530,289
Neil Walker, Pirates, 365,050
Brandon Phillips, Reds, 304,541
Daniel Murphy, Mets, 298,611

Murphy's Stats:
2014 NYM 235 35 69 14 1 3 21 9 3 23 29 .294 .354
Provided by View Original Table
Generated 6/3/2014.

It's time to cast your vote, if you have not already did.. Click HERE for the All-Star Ballot and vote as many times as you like. Murphy and Wright both need your support. Let's Go Mets!

Mets News and Notes: Harvey Back on Mound?, EY ready to start running, Wright/Murphy day off soon, Germen Rehab Starts

Mets News and Notes:

Harvey back on mound?
The Mets continue to plan for Matt Harvey to throw off a mound next Monday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery.

Harvey is currently throwing on flat ground at 150 feet in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

He underwent the elbow procedure on Oct. 22.

Harvey has suggested he wants to make five to seven major league starts this season, although Sandy Alderson has been more cautious in his pronouncements.

EY ready to start running
Eric Young Jr., out with a right hamstring strain, is expected to run outdoors Tuesday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for the first time since landing on the disabled list on May 25.

E.Y. Jr. might have attempted that activity Monday, but sloppy weather at the Mets' complex kept him indoors, running on a submerged treadmill that limits the impact.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Mets News and Notes:  Murphy Sluggish, Parnell 50/50, Wheeler faults Himself, Wright-Harvey in Top Jersey Sales

Bobby Parnell indicated Thursday that team doctors have told him it is “50-50” whether he will require Tommy John surgery.

The injured closer added that he may make a decision about whether to have surgery in two weeks -- not wait the full six weeks that includes a throwing program Sandy Alderson laid out Wednesday.

That’s because Tommy John surgery has a 10- to 14-month recovery time, and Parnell wants to ensure he does not affect his availability for 2015 if he needs to proceed with the ligament-replacement surgery. Read ESPN (Rubin).
After missing the first two games of the season while in Florida for the birth of his son, Daniel Murphy went 1-for-3 with a walk in his season debut Thursday. But Murphy also committed a pair of errors at second base in the 8-2 loss to the Washington Nationals.

"I felt good at the plate. Not so much in the field," Murphy said afterward. "I was a little sluggish on defense. It was frustrating." Read More ESPN (Rubin).
The Washington Nationals ultimately won 8-2 at Citi Field. Yet Zack Wheeler faulted himself, not a bullpen that surrendered five runs or batters that were kept off the scoreboard the final eight innings.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Mets News and Notes: Recap, Harvey Rehab, Wright Counseling, Mejia, Viola, Davis, Duda, Farnsworth, Pelfrey, Dice-K, Quintanilla, Fan Poll Results

Mets News and Notes:

Spring Training Recap: Mets 7-3 losers to Nationals....Travis d'Arnaud did hit a wind blow HR off Stephen Strasburg

Matt Harvey and the Mets have settled on a rehab plan. During the season’s first couple of months, Harvey will rehab in New York when the Mets are at home and work out in Port St. Lucie when the big-league club is away from Citi Field. Once he begins expected mound work in June, the rehab will shift nearly exclusively to the team’s Florida complex. Read Here

David Wright was among those counseling Harvey on the rehab subject. Read Joel Sherman in the Post

No Relief Role for Jenrry Mejia. Alderson tells media that he will be a starter this season. Read Here

Frank Viola will require open-heart surgery next Wednesday and will be unable to serve as pitching coach at Triple-A Las Vegas. Read more in Newsday and

The Wilpons’ settlement with the trustee collecting money for victims of Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme is down to $80 million, to be paid in equal installments in 2016 and 2017. Read ESPN

Sandy Alderson expects Ike Davis and Lucas Duda both to be on the Opening Day roster. Read more in the Post, Star-Ledger and Newsday.

Kyle Farnsworth, who is due to be re-signed by the Mets, rode the bus to Viera on Tuesday with the team despite technically not being a member of the organization. Read Here

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mets News: Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia expected to start in Vegas this weekend

Mets News:

The Mets are expected to start Bartolo Colon on Saturday and Jenrry Mejia on Sunday in Las Vegas, when they play a pair of split-squad exhibition games against the Chicago Cubs.

David Wright, Curtis Granderson, Travis d'Arnaud, Bobby Parnell, Juan Lagares, Wilmer Flores, Omar Quintanilla, Jacob deGrom, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Kevin Plawecki, Anthony Seratelli and Eric Campbell are among the other players expected to make the trip.

The Mets are partly playing in Vegas to support their Triple-A affiliate, although the primary reason is the big-league club is turning a profit on the trip.

The remainder of the Mets will remain in Florida for split-squad games Saturday against the Twins in Port St. Lucie and Sunday against the Cardinals in Jupiter.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Mets News: Wright and Murphy will play Friday against Cardinals

Mets News:

The Mets Captain David Wright says he is set to make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut on Friday at Tradition Field against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Manager Terry Collins had held Daniel Murphy and Wright out of the first week of exhibition games to attempt to minimize the risk of injury.

Both have been beset by side-muscle injuries in camp in recent years. Murphy also is expected to face the Cards in his first official exhibition appearance.

Wright says, "I felt like I got good work in. I felt I'm a lot more prepared now than I have been in recent spring trainings to enter games, and I think I'll get a little more out of it. As I've mentioned before, I wouldn't be able to get the [pregame preparation] work in if I were playing in the games. I faced some of the minor-league pitchers this past week. I faced Bobby a few times. And then on top of that I get a chance to go work on things that I think are beneficial to me.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Mets News: Captain Wright agrees with Sandy's Assessment of 90 Wins

Mets News:

Captain David Wright agrees with general manager Sandy Alderson that the New York Mets can win 90 games this season.

David Wright backs GM Sandy Alderson's reported belief that the Mets can win 90 games. "I love the fact that Sandy is confident in us," he said.

A day after the New York Daily News reported that Alderson told Mets staffers in an internal meeting that the club was capable of that win total, Wright said he admired the GM's enthusiasm.

"We've got good players," Wright said. "I love the fact that Sandy is confident in us. I think 90 is challenging, it's attainable, and it's a good starting point for us. You know, number goals, it's tough to come out and say, 'I'm going to do this. I'm going to do that. We're going to do that.' But I think 90 is a good starting point for giving us something to shoot for and getting guys to understand that mediocrity is not going to be acceptable.

"It's not about being better than last year. What does that get us? Third or fourth place? It's about being a good team and being a playoff-contending team. Ninety wins is a good starting point." Wright said the 90-win total was not communicated to the players by Alderson.

"That's the first I heard about it," Wright said about Thursday's published report. "But I like the fact that, like I said, he seems confident. He's had a chance now to bring in some of his guys, make some of his moves. I think it's great."

The Mets have posted consecutive 74-88 records and have produced five straight losing seasons, tied with the Houston Astros for the longest active streak in MLB. They also have a payroll slightly less than $90 million and likely will be without ace Matt Harvey for the entire 2014 season while he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

More Pics From 2014 Mets Spring Training

More Pics from 2014 Mets Spring Training

Travis d'Arnaud getting some work behind the plate

The Captain David Wright

More Wright Signings.....

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mets News: David Wright and Eric Young Jr. are Finalist for 2013 NL Gold Glove Awards

Mets News:

The Mets have two players named finalists for 2013 NL Gold Glove awards. Third baseman David Wright was one of the three finalists at his position in the National League and Eric Young Jr. was named a finalist for left field.

The winners of the awards for the best fielders at each position will be announced on ESPN2 Tuesday night.

Nolan Arenado of the Rockies and Juan Uribe of the Dodgers were also finalists at third base. Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies and the Pirates’ Starling Marte are also finalists for left field.

Surprisingly, Mets Center fielder Juan Lagares did not get the call as one of the finalist. Lagares, 24, impressed with his fielding in the outfield this season. He set a franchise rookie record for outfield assists with 15 and was credited with 26 defensive runs saved this year, ranking him sixth among qualifying major leaguers. The Royals’ Alex Gordon and the Diamondbacks Gerardo Parra led MLB with 17 assists in 155 games played.

If your wondering, David Wright has won the award twice in 2007 and 2008. The Mets’ captain had a .973 fielding percentage with 86 putouts, and 235 assists and he was charged with nine errors this season in 111 starts at third base. He missed nearly two months with a hamstring injury.

Eric Young Jr., who led the NL with 46 stolen bases this season, played 88 games in left field, committing just two errors. He had seven assists. “It’s an honor and a privilege to be nominated for the Gold Glove.” he said.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Mets News and Notes: Turner, Wright, Parnell, Wheeler, Quintanilla/Tovar Platoon

Mets News and Notes:

  • Mets injured infielder Justin Turner has not appeared in a game since Sept. 10 because of a Grade 1 right hamstring strain.
  • When Turner returns is the Question?
  • Turner said that's in the hands of the trainers at this point, but returning this weekend in Philadelphia is not out of the question. He did full baseball activities pregame Thursday, although he only ran at what he estimated was 75 or 80 percent.
  • Terry Collins said before Thursday's 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants that it was likely Wright will be in the lineup in Philadelphia for the series opener.
  • Wright has not appeared in a major league game since suffering a Grade 2 hamstring strain on Aug. 2.
  • David Wright told he will wait until Friday to confer with Terry Collins and team trainers and get the go-ahead to play in the series opener at Citizens Bank Park.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mets News: David Wright expected back this weekend against Philly

Mets News:

According to ESPN, David Wright is unlikely to return from the disabled list during the current series against the Giants.

Wright is not ready to play, in part because he has soreness in non-injured areas from ramping up activity.  Wright last played in a game Aug. 2, when he suffered a Grade 2 right hamstring strain.

Collins expects Wright to return as soon as this weekend in Philly, and definitely this season.

He has been unable to play in minor league rehab games, because those seasons have ended, so Wright instead has taken batting practice against bullpen coach Ricky Bones.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Mets News: Decisions on Matt Harvey and David Wright will be determined today

Mets News:

NL All-Star Matt Harvey has returned to New York from seeing Dr. James Andrews in Pensacola, Fla. to determine whether or not he will need Tommy John Surgery this off-season. Of Course,  if Harvey does get the surgery he will most likely miss most of the 2014 Season.

The Mets are expected to make an announcement about his course of action today.

In other Mets Injury Related News, Terry Collins says the team medical staff and front-office personnel will confer today to determine if David Wright is ready to reenter the lineup. Wright last played in a major league game on Aug. 2, when he suffered a Grade 2 right hamstring strain running to first base in extra innings.

Wright has been taking fielding drills, hitting in the cage, and doing baserunning drills..

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Mets News: Wright running the bases, Turner has small strain in hammy

Mets News:

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN, David Wright ran the bases on Wednesday afternoon for the first time since he suffered a strained hamstring.

Terry Collins said Wright would repeat that activity Thursday before further ramping up the running this weekend.

Wright could be in a major league game by the middle of next week.

Justin Turner , who left Tuesday's game experiencing what was described as tightness. Has a small strain in his right hamstring, an MRI revealed, according to Terry Collins. The estimate is Turner will miss a couple of days.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Mets News: David Wright will continue his rehab in New York

Mets News:

According to the Associated Press, New York Mets third baseman David Wright is expected to rejoin the team Monday to continue his rehab work for a strained right hamstring.

David Wright, a seven-time All-Star, hasn’t played since Aug. 2. He’d like to play again this season, but the timeline for his return is unclear.

Wright has been working out at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Manager Terry Collins said he wants to continue his rehab with the major league team, where he can increase his baseball activities.

Wright is hitting .309 with 16 home runs and 54 RBIs in 109 games.

The Mets begin a four-game series in New York on Monday night against the Washington Nationals.
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