Sandy Alderson told reporters a few moments ago that 3B David Wright was diagnosed with a moderate intercostal strain and will cease baseball activity for the next 3-5 days. This puts Opening Day in serious jeopardy as guys who have these strains, typically miss a month. “You saw what happened to Murph. Murph has been out a month. Last year, David had it, missed a month. Jason Bay had it, missed a month” Terry Collins told reporters. Obviously this injury takes Wright out of the World Baseball Classic.
Is it a guarantee Wright misses a month and Opening Day? Definitely not but it sounds as if the Mets don’t like their chances here.
This obviously is a disaster as it seemed like Wright was finally getting the recognition he deserved on a national stage and before you knew it, he’s out and could possibly miss a month. If he misses close to a month it would put Opening Day in serious jeopardy. I would assume if Wright starts the year on the disabled list, Justin Turner would start the year at third base.