David Wright underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back

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The Mets announced on Thursday that third baseman David Wright underwent a laminotomy procedure on his lower back. Wright also released a statement:

Throughout this entire rehab process, I have been driven to get back on the field as quickly as I can. That’s why I had the shoulder surgery and that’s why I underwent back surgery to reduce the risk of further issues going forward. With these two surgeries behind me, I hope to be able to put on a Mets uniform again as soon as possible. My desire to play is as strong as ever.

Wright underwent surgery last month to repair his right rotator cuff.

The 34-year-old played in only three minor league games this season with High-A St. Lucie. He played in only 37 major league games in 2016 and 38 in 2015. It’s been a rough few years for Wright. The Mets have him under contract for three more years, paying him $20 million in 2018, $15 million in 2019, and $12 million in 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.