Mets third baseman David Wright has been discussing the possibility of neck surgery with Dr. Robert Watkins in consultation with the Mets team doctors, per MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo. DiComo says there’s still a “good chance” that Wright chooses to rehab his injury instead of surgery, but whatever the case, Wright is expected to arrive at a decision soon. Surgery would end Wright’s 2016 season.
Wright, 33, has a herniated disk in his neck and was placed back on the disabled list earlier this month, retroactive to May 28. He was diagnosed with spinal stenosis — a narrowing of the spinal column — last season.
Wright was hitting well prior to landing on the DL, carrying a .788 OPS with seven home runs and 14 RBI in 164 plate appearances. While he has been out, the Mets have been relying mostly on Wilmer Flores at third base, as well as Ty Kelly. Per DiComo, the Mets may look for third base help outside of the organization, rather than call up Dilson Herrera and move Neil Walker to third base.