Jul 10, 2014; New York, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman David Wright (5) warms up in the dugout in the 9th against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
Wright stressed that the shot was planned as part of his initial treatment, not a response to any lingering issue with the shoulder.
Since returning from the injury on July 5, Wright has gone 12-for-33 (.364) with four doubles, two home runs, and seven RBI.
Overall in 2014, Wright is hitting .285/.344/.421 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 354 at-bats.
The fact that Wright received a cortisone Sunday shot shouldn’t be of much concern. There’s nothing structurally wrong with his shoulder, and he’s been hitting exceptionally well since returning.
Of much greater importance, is Wright’s overall productivity.
Even with his recent hot streak, Wright is still well below his career norms in most categories.
Wright’s case is a bit of an odd one: his BABIP is right around where it was in 2013, as is his line drive rate.
With the emergence of Travis d’Arnaud and the continued success of Lucas Duda bolstering the lineup behind Wright, here’s to hoping his second half will be a mirror image of how he ended the first half.