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Mets: David Wright suffers another tough setback

NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01: David Wright
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 01: David Wright /

The Mets captain’s return attempt has hit another roadblock in spring

David Wright has suffered yet another setback that is making his chances of stepping back on the field anytime soon with the Mets even more slim.

This week, Wright was re-examined in Los Angeles. His shoulder and lower back are still an issue and was later shut down by the team from continuing baseball activities for another two months.

Late last year, the captain has had surgeries to treat a torn rotator cuff, and surgery on his lower back to treat some of the symptoms of his spinal stenosis that he had diagnosed in early 2015.

Wright has tried several comebacks but has been set back, not having played a regular season game since May 2016, and only playing 75 games total since 2015.

In 2012, Wright signed an eight year, $138 million contact. He is due $47 million with three years left, although his insurance policy will cover most of that.

After hearing this news, you have to wonder if this is it for the Mets captain. He has just not been able to stay healthy for the past three seasons and has simply lost the ability to be the Mets everyday third baseman.

Wright, who has spent his whole career with the Mets, debuting in 2004, has a .296 career batting average with the team. He ranks the highest in Mets history in various categories such as at bats, hits, and RBIs. He still wants to prove to himself and the fans he can still play and provide the championship he hoped to bring when he signed his extension with the team.

After coming so close back in 2015, being three wins away from a World Series win, Wright still has that chip on his shoulder that he wants to add to the illustrious career he has had with the team.

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After taking another setback like this, only time will tell if David Wright will continue to pursue his comeback back onto the diamond, or he will hang up the cleats for good.