David Wright is hitting just .270 with eight home runs and 52 RBI this season. That’s not exactly the level of production the New York Mets expect from their star player.
Wright’s hitting woes have worsened as the season has progressed. The seven-time all star has just two hits in his past 22 at-bats. These struggles have Mets manager Terry Collins concerned.
From Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:
“I’m concerned with the fact he’s not hitting,” Collins said. “I’m not sure about the physical side. Like anything else, before he got hurt he was slumping a little bit, too. I don’t know if he’s trying to drive the ball, but his swing has gotten just a little long. I know that he was in the cage yesterday, he was in the cage earlier today trying to shorten it up. Hopefully it pays off, because when he was slumping before, they fix it fast. Those guys, when they come out of it, they get hot.”
Collins added that he wasn’t sure if the bruised rotator cuff injury that cost Wright seven games in the first half of the season is the reason for Wright’s issues.
“I know he gets treatment on it,” Collins said. “Now is it still bothering him? I really haven’t talked to him about it. I know that he had the shot before the All-Star break. And I saw him in San Diego [to open the second half] and he said he felt great. I haven’t really got into it much. There’s no telling. It could be bothering him a little bit. Again, I haven’t discussed it with him.”