Mets David Wright hits roadblock in comeback

The Mets announced Tuesday that third baseman David Wright’s comeback attempt has hit a roadblock. He is being sent back to New York from Port St. Lucie to meet with doctors at the Hospital For Special Surgery due to an impingement in his right shoulder.

There is reportedly no structural damage, and no surgery is expected, but Wright can not throw a baseball.

Mets General Manager Sandy Alderson has stated that Wright is now listed as “questionable” for Opening Day, will not throw for a couple of weeks, but will continue to be used as a designated hitter in the meantime.

Doctors believe that the impingement is due to instability from surgery performed last summer to repair a herniated disk in his neck.

The Mets re-signed Neil Walker and exercised its club option on Jose Reyes in the off-season, as well as having Wilmer Flores as infield depth. With Walker re-signing, neither Flores or Reyes are needed at second base. Reyes did fill in for Wright at third base last season.

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