David Wright will not require shoulder surgery, hopes to avoid disabled list

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The New York Mets can breathe a sigh of relief. Third baseman David Wright will not require surgery for his injured left shoulder.

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Wright was scratched from the lineup this past weekend with a sore shoulder and then sent to New York for an MRI. Given the lingering nature of the injury and the fact that Wright aggravated it on multiple occasions, the Mets couldn’t have helped but wonder if they were going to receive bad news.

Not so, as the MRI revealed that no surgery is needed and that Wright will just need to take time to rest the injury. As reported by Adam Rubin of ESPN New York:

"New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been prescribed rest and anti-inflammatory medication for his ailing left shoulder but will not require surgery, a source told ESPNNewYork.com.The Mets captain is believed to favor avoiding the disabled list, but that ultimately will be determined by general manager Sandy Alderson. Wright underwent an MRI in New York on Saturday."

This is clearly good news for the Mets, though it won’t be surprising if they decide to place Wright on the 15-day DL to play it safe and give him enough time to recover.

In a trade market that is thin in terms of position players, especially infielders, some folks have wonder what the Mets might get in a deal for Wright. Both sides insist they do not want a trade, however. Wright will be with the Mets for the foreseeable future, and the Mets will hope back in the lineup sooner than later.