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  • Mets' Wright 'really confident' he'll be healthy

    A small scar is still visible on David Wright's neck, the product of the cervical discectomy and fusion he underwent earlier this summer. In every other way, Wright appears in normal health.

  • Wright joins Mets, embraces 'cheerleader' role

    David Wright wore a blue hooded sweatshirt emblazoned with Major League Baseball's postseason logo, the drawstring cinched tight to ward off early October's chill. In every way, he looked the part of any other player preparing for Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game against the Giants (ESPN, 8:09 p.m. ET/5:09 p.m. PT).

  • Sidelined Wright finds purpose in camp

    The crowd behind David Wright was screaming his name, the familiar chant that's rung through Queens for more than a decade. The legendary Mets third baseman turned around, saw the mass of blue-and-orange-clad fans lining the bleachers and took center stage.

  • Wright welcomes first child, Olivia Shea

    David Wright and his wife, Molly, welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday. Fittingly, her middle name is Shea. Olivia Shea Wright weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and the Mets said in a statement that "Mom, Dad and Olivia are doing great."

  • 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.

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