NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) – Mets third baseman David Wright had an ultrasound-guided injection on Monday to his left rib-cage area, says CBSSports’ Jon Heyman.

The former All-Star third baseman returned to New York on Friday to have his sore rib cage examined.

Wright has not played in an exhibition game this year. The slugger has fielded ground balls this spring, but has not thrown or swung a bat.

“Basically, what the doctors have told us is he had essentially plateaued — there was a little bit of soreness, not a great deal — but that this will accelerate the recovery process,” Alderson said.

An MRI exam did not reveal significant damage, Alderson added.

Wright hit .254 with just 14 homers and 61 RBIs last season.

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