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David Wright underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back


The Mets announced on Thursday that third baseman David Wright underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back. Wright also released a statement:

Throughout this entire rehab process, I have been driven to get back on the field as quickly as I can. That’s why I had the shoulder surgery and that’s why I underwent back surgery to reduce the risk of further issues going forward. With these two surgeries behind me, I hope to be able to put on a Mets uniform again as soon as possible. My desire to play is as strong as ever.

Wright underwent surgery last month to repair his right rotator cuff.

The 34-year-old played in only three minor league games this season with High-A St. Lucie. He played in only 37 major league games in 2016 and 38 in 2015. It’s been a rough few years for Wright. The Mets have him under contract for three more years, paying him $20 million in 2018, $15 million in 2019, and $12 million in 2020.

Giants sign Austin Jackson to two-year, $6 million contract

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The Giants announced on Monday night the signing of outfielder Austin Jackson. According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, it’s a two-year, $6 million deal with performance incentives that allow Jackson to earn up to an additional $2.5 million for a total of $8.5 million.

Jackson, who soon turns 31 years old, spent last season with the Indians. In 318 plate appearances, he hit .318/.387/.482 with seven home runs, 35 RBI, and 46 runs scored.

The Giants have been on the hunt for a center fielder and Jackson addresses that need relatively cheaply. Jackson will join Hunter Pence and newcomer Andrew McCutchen in the outfield.