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 Posted: Fri Mar 3rd, 2017 03:25 am
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Having played only 75 combined games since 2015, New York Mets third baseman David Wright's absence from the lineup will carry on past Opening Day as the veteran will be shut down from his throwing program, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post.

The 34-year-old arrived at Mets camp after a second doctor's opinion confirmed that Wright is dealing with shoulder impingement and instability of the tendons. With no firm timetable set for his possible return, Wright admitted he's prepared to embark on an "aggressive, time-consuming rehab."

"I just knew something wasn't right," he said. "And it doesn’t do anybody any good trying to go out there and play a position that requires throwing when you can't throw.

"But as far as I'm concerned, it's a little bump in the road and give everything I have to rehab and hopefully be out there helping my teammates as soon as possible."

Wright dealt with a herniated disk in his neck for most of 2016 and underwent surgery for the ailment in June which resulted in his shoulder shutting down. This comes two years after he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis.

Earlier in his career before the barrage of injuries, Wright was consistently one of the best third basemen in baseball. The seven-time All-Star has combined to hit .296/.376/.491 throughout his 13-year career ranking second in team history with 49 WAR.