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  • 2016 return unlikely, but Wright in good spirits

    The physical toll the past two weeks have had on David Wright were apparent. A bandage on his throat covered the scars from the surgery he underwent on June 16 to repair a herniated disk in his neck, and the Mets' third baseman looked noticeably lighter.

  • Mets' Wright undergoes neck surgery

    In an "incredibly frustrating and disappointing" latest chapter to his injury-laden career, David Wright and the Mets announced Thursday that the third baseman has opted for surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

  • Mets' Wright placed on DL with neck issue

    David Wright was placed on disabled list Friday with a herniated disc in his neck, leaving the Mets without his middle-of-the order bat for at least the next six to eight weeks.

  • Fight for your Wright: Capt. stages walk-off party

    Had David Wright glanced into the Citi Field dugout, or at third-base coach Tim Teufel down the line, he would have seen that his superiors were freeing him to swing away. The Mets were stuck in a tie game, had been for most of Saturday, but Wright was batting with a 3-0 count and every base occupied. Fearing the take sign, he just didn't look.

  • Mets heavy on sluggers even without Duda

    Depth is not necessarily linear. For example: the Mets lost a first baseman on Monday, placing Lucas Duda on the disabled list for the foreseeable future. As assistant general manager John Ricco put it, "We're not going to be able to replace Lucas internally. We're losing one of our better players. It's not like we have another Lucas Duda in the organization."

  • Wright sends Mets to first walk-off win of '16

    David Wright's difficult season swung dramatically upward Saturday, when he hit a walk-off RBI single to lead the Mets to a 5-4 win over the Brewers at Citi Field. After Yoenis Cespedes hit a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth inning, Wright drilled a 3-0 Michael Blazek fastball into right-center field with the bases loaded and one out to win it in the ninth.

  • Wright, working through slump, stays in 2-hole

    When David Wright sees his name in a Mets lineup, he's in heart of the order. It's been a place etched in stone for Wright after 12 years making it his home. He's been in the two-hole most of the season, with a handful of games hitting third.

  • Wright relied on 'subtle' leg kick to start 2016

    David Wright has been using a leg kick, a high-risk, high-reward approach to hitting he started considering after consulting hitting coach Kevin Long following last year's World Series appearance.

  • Bloom: Wright's hard work pays off vs. Reds

    For David Wright, these are the nights that make all the struggles worth it as he laced the game-winning single in a come-from-behind 4-3 victory over the Reds on Tuesday at Citi Field. And believe him, he's struggling to play through chronic spinal stenosis in his lower back and each day is a pain, both literally and figuratively.

  • Ringolsby: Wright showing he's back

    The Mets managed to split a season-opening two-game series in a matchup of last year's World Series participants by pulling out a 2-0 victory against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium on Tuesday afternoon.

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