Mets' Wright could miss several games with shoulder soreness

Aug 17, 5:32 PM

The New York Mets could be without the services of third baseman David Wright for more than just one game. 

Wright departed Saturday's game in the seventh inning after he was hit in the back by a pitch from Chicago Cubs right-hander Dan Straily. 

“It just got me in a spot that’s bothersome,” Wright told the New York Post. “It’s just unlucky.”

The 31-year-old was held out of the lineup Sunday. New York wraps up a four-game series with the Cubs on Monday before traveling to the west coast for a five-game road trip. 

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports /Anthony Gruppuso

Aug 17, 1:02 PM

Mets' Wright not in lineup Sunday with sore shoulder after getting hit by pitch

Aug 17, 1:02 PM

New York Mets third baseman David Wright will have Sunday off to recover from a sore shoulder - sustained after getting hit by a pitch the night before. 

Wright was the recipient of an 88 mph fastball to the back by Chicago Cubs pitcher Dan Staily in the sixth inning on Saturday and was replaced by Eric Campbell to begin the seventh. 

In 117 games this season, the seven-time All-Star is hitting .273/.331/.380 with eight home runs and 56 RBI. 

Aug 16, 9:51 PM

Mets' Wright suffers shoulder injury after getting drilled by pitch

Aug 16, 9:51 PM

New York Mets third baseman David Wright sustained an injury during Saturday night's tilt with the Chicago Cubs.

Wright took a Dan Straily pitch square in the back early in the game and toughed it out for a few innings before leaving. Manager Terry Collins didn't sound optimistic about Wright's status moving forward after the game.

Wright also spoke about the injury after the game:

“It just sucks that out of my whole back, it had to be that one area,” Wright said. “It shouldn’t be anything. It’s just bruised up and sore and a little stiff. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow.” 

Wright is batting .273 with eight homers and 56 RBIs.