David Wright showing “marked improvement” in shoulder, nearing baseball activities

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There was a dose of good news for the Mets yesterday, as the team announced that third baseman David Wright has shown “marked improvement” with his bruised left rotator cuff. According to Mike Vorkunov of the Newark Star-Ledger, Wright could progress to baseball activities next month.

Wright was put on a six-week rehab program in late-September after a dye-cast MRI showed a ligament issue in his shoulder. Surgery wasn’t ruled out as a possibility if he failed to make progress, but fortunately for the Mets, he had a positive visit this week with David Altchek at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

Bothered by the shoulder issue for a large chunk of the season, Wright had career-lows with eight home runs and a .693 OPS in 134 games this year. The Mets need a turnaround from their captain if they hope to contend next season.