By Ed Coleman
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Instead of traveling to Port St. Lucie to be examined, Mets third baseman David Wright boarded a plane in Miami and flew to New York to be examined by team doctors. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson made the announcement on Friday morning.
Wright was scratched from Thursday night’s World Baseball Classic matchup against the Dominican Republic because of a left rib-cage injury, an area in which he began to feel discomfort in about a week ago. Wright spoke with Mets trainer Ray Ramirez on Thursday, and then later conferred with USA manager Joe Torre and Alderson. It was agreed that Wright would be removed from the lineup, and that he would be examined further on Friday.
Alderson was asked whether Wright would return to Mets camp or to Miami.
And at this juncture, Alderson does not know that much more than anyone else about the extent of Wright’s injury.
When does Alderson hope to know more about the situation?
And what is the level of concern that the general manager has for his All-Star third baseman?
Wright said that the injury did not bother him much while playing, but that he had difficulty sleeping because of discomfort in the affected area. Wright was batting .438 (7-for-16) with 10 RBIs in the WBC.
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