David Wright diagnosed with intercostal strain, may begin season on disabled list

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David Wright has much bigger problems than missing the rest of the World Baseball Classic, as the Mets announced that the third baseman has been diagnosed with a “moderate intercostal strain.”

There’s no official timetable yet for his recovery, but manager Terry Collins guessed that Wright could begin the season on the disabled list and Mark Zuckerman of CSNWashington.com notes that Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond missed five weeks with the same injury last year.

Wright missing five weeks would mean the rest of spring training and then 2-3 weeks of the regular season, so expect to see quite a bit of Justin Turner (and others) at third base.