KISSIMMEE, Fla. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Will David Wright be ready for the start of the season?
The Mets’ third baseman has a moderate strain on the left side of his rib cage that will shut him down until next week, leaving his status for opening day uncertain.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wright would rest for three to five days. Only time will tell whether the 30-year-old star is ready to begin the regular season on April 1, the GM said Friday.
“Anything about his availability for opening day is speculative,” Alderson said. “Is it possible he’ll be out for a longer time? Sure.”
Wright, the Mets’ career hits leader, was a late scratch from the United States lineup against the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic on Thursday night. He returned to New York for tests and was examined by Dr. David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan.