By: Felix G. Perez

David Wright To Visit Back Specialist


David Wright will travel to California to seek further opinion on lingering lower back issues.

Back expert, Dr. Robert Watkins, will examine the Mets All-Star third baseman. Wright will spend a couple of days with Dr. Watkins undergoing examinations and physical therapy.

Wright was put on the disabled list April 14th with a hamstring issue. Wright reported feeling pain in his back during his rehab stint, which halted his return. This isn’t Wright’s first time with back issues. Wright dealt with a back fracture in 2011.

David was then diagnosed with Spinal Stenosis last week. Spinal Stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, a diagnosis that can be detrimental to Wright’s career.

“Wright’s spinal stenosis should be manageable,” GM Sandy Alderson said. “Surgery is not on the table for Wright. None of the doctors the team has consulted with have given any indication that Wright’s spinal stenosis will be a long-term problem.”

Wright will be shut down for at least another week before it is decided whether or not Wright should return to baseball activities.

Mets are 2.5 games behind the Washington Nationals for first place in the NL East. Sandy Alderson mentioned looking internally for offensive help. Matt Reynolds, .286/.350/.423, has come up as a player that could be promoted to the Mets major league roster.

Offensive help could be on the horizon. Travis d’Arnaud is about a week away from returning. Travis will play in an extended spring training game later this afternoon. If everything goes well, we could see him return to the Mets lineup within the week.

About Felix G. Perez

Felix Perez has been a Mets fan since 1998. His favorite player is Mike Piazza.

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