Wright’s left shoulder has been bothering him since the second month of the season, and he admitted last month that the shoulder wasn’t 100 percent.
However, Wright refused to blame the ailing shoulder for his lack of production at the plate.
So far this season, Wright is hitting .269/.324/.374 with eight home runs, 30 doubles, and 63 RBI.
It was argued by some, including in this space, that Wright should’ve been shut down last month to let the shoulder heal in advance of the 2015 season.
While Wright has been a bit better at the plate lately, his power is still close to non-existent, likely due in large part to his shoulder.
There is no word yet on whether Wright will be placed on the disabled list. If he is, he would almost certainly be out for the remainder of the season.
The common sense move – if Wright is out – is to shift Murphy to third base (his natural position) while allowing Dilson Herrera to continue playing second base.