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David Wright to have rotator cuff surgery


Last week Mets third baseman David Wright terminated his rehab assignment a couple of days after it began when he experienced renewed soreness in his right shoulder. He went back to New York to be examined. The results are in and they are bad: Wright will undergo surgery in New York on Tuesday to repair his right rotator cuff.

Wright has been limited to just 75 games over the past three seasons. He’s under contract through 2020, and is owed a total of $47 million over the final three years of his deal. It’s looking increasingly likely, however, that he will not play much if any of that time. The human body can only take so much.

Phillies talking to Blue Jays about Curtis Granderson

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Ken Rosenthal reports that the Phillies are talking to the Blue Jays about outfielder Curtis Granderson.

Rosenthal says that the Phillies are looking at Granderson as a bench bat and fourth outfielder to be deployed against righties. Granderson, 37, is hitting .230/.337/.417 with nine homers and 29 RBI over 81 games this season, substantially better against righties. Against lefties he’s a clear liability.

Granderson was traded at last year’s deadline too, from the Mets to the Dodgers, but cratered badly after arriving in L.A. and was a non-entity in the playoffs.