Mets third baseman David Wright hopes to avoid surgery on his injured shoulder, he told reporters Wednesday. "Am I planning on getting [surgery]? No," Wright said.
"Am I planning on getting [surgery]? No," Wright said, according to Newsday's Marc Carig. "From my understanding, the rehab will take care of everything that I needed to take care of."
Wright was injured in June, but played through the pain until being shut down earlier this month. The injury was initially diagnosed as a bruised rotator cuff, but additional tests showed torn ligaments. The ligaments, Carig says, "were so damaged that they could barely hold his left shoulder joint in place."
Wright posted career lows in on-base percentage and slugging percentage. For only the third time in his 11-year career he was not selected to the All-Star team.
- Dan Gartland