NEW YORK -- David Wright's trade value may not be as high as once believed.
The $16 million team option on Wright's contract for the 2013 season will become void if he is traded from the Mets, an industry source confirmed Friday. That means that any club acquiring the third baseman would have him under team control only through next season.
A player's trade value is contingent upon many factors, chief among them the length and value of his contract. Before Friday's revelation, Wright's name had surfaced in trade talks in large part because he was widely assumed to be under team control through 2013. Exercising the team option in his contract has never been in question for the Mets; if Wright even approaches his career statistical norms, his 2013 salary would make him a relative bargain.
But with the third baseman potentially under control only through 2012, his trade value takes a hit. If the Mets do not trade Wright this season, he would effectively become a one-year rental for any team looking to acquire him (much like shortstop Jose Reyes this season).
Though Wright could waive that contract provision, allowing a trading team to pick up his $16 million option, he would have little reason to do so given his impending status as a high-profile free agent.
Wright originally signed his six-year, $55 million contract extension with the Mets in 2006. He is due to make $14 million this season and $15 million in 2012.
Mets call up righty Acosta from Triple-A
NEW YORK -- The Mets made another move to shore up their struggling bullpen on Friday, selecting the contract of right-handed reliever Manny Acosta from Triple-A Buffalo. The team had optioned left-hander Mike O'Connor to Buffalo following Thursday's game.
"He's been throwing very well," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Acosta. "His velocity, which has always been good, has been up."
According to Collins, that velocity has hovered consistently in the mid-90s at Buffalo, helping Acosta strike out 18 batters over his last 10 2/3 innings. Acosta, 30, was 1-0 with four saves and a 1.77 ERA in 20 appearances for Buffalo, allowing one run over his last 13 outings. One of the last pitchers cut in Spring Training, he posted a 2.95 ERA in 41 appearances for the Mets last season.
Though optioning O'Connor left the Mets with just one lefty reliever, Tim Byrdak, for this weekend's series against the Braves, Collins was comfortable with move given the absence of injured left-handed slugger Jason Heyward from the Atlanta lineup.
Collins' hope is that Acosta will be able to overpower Atlanta's other top hitters with his high-velocity offerings, aiding a bullpen that has posted a 10.13 ERA over its last 11 games.
"We've been facing those kinds of guys on other teams," Collins said. "I thought it was important that we had one of those guys, too."
Ike visits Mets, but return not much closer
NEW YORK -- A familiar face returned to the Mets' clubhouse on Friday, as first baseman Ike Davis -- on the disabled list with a bone bruise in his sprained left ankle -- was at Citi Field to take in the Mets' series against the Braves.
Davis said he has been wearing a protective boot on his ankle and doing rehab exercises in Port St. Lucie, Fla., but he does not know when he will return to action.
"With something like this, no one knows," Davis said. "Who knows how long it's going to take to heal? Hopefully, it's next week or two days from now, but I couldn't tell you. They don't know. It's person-by-person how it heals."
Davis said he went to the doctor three days ago and that he will have another MRI exam in 2 1/2 weeks. He is taking a break from baseball activities because it hurt him to walk after running on consecutive days. In the meantime, Davis has been watching television and fishing while he waits for his ankle to heal.
"We're going to take a week or two off, just to try and see if I don't do anything, if it heals faster," Davis said.
Davis originally injured his ankle in a collision with third baseman David Wright at Colorado on May 10. Prior to that, he was the Mets' best hitter this season, batting .302 with a .383 on-base percentage and a .543 slugging percentage.
If nothing else, Mets manager Terry Collins said it was good for Davis to see his teammates this weekend.
"I think it's great," Collins said. "I think it's great that he's back up here with his teammates. I know that a lot of guys had big smiles when he walked around the corner. It's good to have him back up here for a while. He can't do much anyway, because he has the boot on. It's nice that's he's up here and can be a part of this."
Frankie thinks mouth pain won't linger
NEW YORK -- Five days after first complaining of a toothache and two days after undergoing emergency oral surgery, Francisco Rodriguez finally reported to Citi Field well rested.
"That's the first night that I slept well since Sunday," Rodriguez said on Friday afternoon.
After losing two crowns over the weekend and undergoing surgery to remove two infected teeth, Rodriguez pitched in pain on Thursday -- and lost dental stitches in his mouth -- while recording his 16th consecutive save in a 9-8 win over the Pirates.
Though Rodriguez remains on a regimen of painkillers, the Mets' closer felt "much better" Friday and does not anticipate his teeth becoming a lingering issue.
Anthony DiComo is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @AnthonyDicomo. Aaron Taube is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.