The New York Mets will get a much needed boost Saturday night at home against the Rangers as third baseman David Wright returns to the lineup (per Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News). Wright had missed the previous seven games with a bruised rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
This comes as extra-great news for the Mets and their fans as there had been speculation as late as Friday that Wright might have to go on the DL. The shoulder was bothering him for several weeks before an MRI last weekend that revealed the bruise.
The sore shoulder may have been a contributing factor in Wright’s relatively slow start at the plate this year. The career .300 hitter is batting just .277 so far with 6 home runs.
Wright’s return means that backup Eric Campbell will go back to the bench. The Mets could use good news as they slog their way through yet another pointless losing season.
Not that Wright was doing them any favors when he was in there. Or the last few seasons when they were pretty much a non-factor.
But hey, if you’re going to suck, at least have all your stars on the field so the paying fans can feel like they’re not being totally ripped off.