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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Mets Injury Update: David Wright exits with neck spasms


By on 8/24/2014 11:30:00 PM

Mets third baseman David Wright left Sunday's 11-3 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the middle of the third inning with what the team called "a muscle spasm" on the right side of his neck,  according to Kristie Ackert of the NewYork Daily News. He was replaced by Eric Campbell

A seven-time All-Star, Wright is hitting .265/.323/.368 (OPS+ 98) on the season, but since the All-Star break he has struggled, averaging only .200 (29-of-145) with two doubles, eight RBI and no home runs. Ackert notes that his last homer came July 11, a span of 143 at-bats. Wright, 31, came out of a game last Saturday (August 16) after a ball hit him in his shoulder, in the same spot where he received a cortisone shot in July. He missed two games then after being sidelined for seven games with a bruised shoulder in late-June to early July.

Now in his eleventh season, Wright is a career .299/.378/.496 hitter and regarded as the "Captain" of the Mets. He was their first round draft pick in 2001 and made his debut July 21, 2004 at age 21. In 2007 he signed a contract extention for fourteen years and $192 million that takes him through 2020.

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