NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — David Wright is headed back to the operating room.

The Mets announced Monday that the 34-year-old third baseman will undergo surgery Tuesday in New York to repair his right rotator cuff.

Wright last played in the majors in May 2016 and had surgery the next month for a herniated disk in his neck. He cut short his minor league rehab assignment last week after experiencing pain in his throwing shoulder. Wright began the season on the disabled list and spent the first few months in rehab.

“This guy is one of the best players in the game and he’s had to miss the amount of time he’s had to miss with various injuries,” Mets manager Terry Collins said.

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David Wright of the New York Mets walks on the field during batting practice before the Opening Day game against the Atlanta Braves on April 3, 2017 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

“Talking with him the other day, they just thought this is the only thing that they need to take care of and get done so he can get back on the field and continue the process of trying to get back. I salute him for what he has had to go through, but it’s been really tough to watch.”

Wright has three years and $47 million remaining on an eight-year, $138 million deal he signed in 2012.

The Mets also announced infielder T.J. Rivera will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow this week. He was diagnosed in late July with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament. In 73 games this season, Rivera batted .290 with five homers and 27 RBIs.

In other injury updates provided by the team:

• Outfielder Michael Conforto will undergo surgery this week in Los Angeles to repair a tear in the posterior capsule in his left shoulder.

• Relief pitcher Josh Edgin will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Tuesday in New York.

• Pitcher Noah Syndergaard will make his second rehab start Thursday, this time for the Brooklyn Cyclones.

• Infielder Wilmer Flores suffered a broken nose Saturday. He will be re-evaluated Tuesday.

• Shortstop Amed Rosario is day-to-day after suffering a contusion on his right index finger Saturday.

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