Mets shut down David Wright with back injury suffered while rehabbing hamstring injury

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Third baseman David Wright has been on the disabled list since mid-April with a strained hamstring and recent reports had his recovery going slower than expected. And now we know why, as the Mets announced that Wright suffered a back injury earlier this week.

Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports that Wright has had lower back pain for several days, but an MRI exam revealed no structural damage. However, his rehab has been put on hold and there’s no timetable for it resuming.

It’s possible that the back injury proves minor and Wright’s hamstring was apparently just about fully healed, but for now the news is not good in the wake of his significant shoulder problems last season. Daniel Murphy will continue to fill in at third base, with Dilson Herrera replacing him at second base.

Wright missed 50 games in 2013 and 28 games in 2014, although his production suffered greatly last season when he played through the shoulder injury and he finished with a career-low .698 OPS. He was off to a good start this year before being shut down, going 11-for-33 (.333) with one homer and a .796 OPS through eight games.

Wright, a 32-year-old seven-time All-Star, is making $20 million this season and owed another $87 million through 2020.

MLB sells share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for $900M

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NEW YORK – Major League Baseball has sold its remaining share of a streaming service technology company to the Walt Disney Co. for $900 million.

The sale was disclosed Tuesday in Walt Disney Co.’s annual filing report through the SEC. MLB received the $900 million in exchange for the 15% stake it still had in a company called BAMTech, which originally started as MLB Advanced Media in 2000.

The technology helped MLB become a leader in sports streaming in the 2000s.

Walt Disney Co. has been buying chunks of BAMTech for the past five years and now owns 100% of the company. The National Hockey League sold its 10% share of BAMTech to Walt Disney Co. for a reported $350 million in 2021.