Mets Shut Down David Wright’s Rehab and Lose Yoenis Cespedes for Season


Mets third baseman David Wright had a recurrence of shoulder pain during his minor league rehabilitation stint.

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In what has become a daily occurrence, the Mets released a lengthy injury update on Monday, and outfielder Yoenis Cespedes and third baseman David Wright featured prominently.

The most ominous news was that Wright, who had been playing in minor league rehabilitation games in Florida, was shut down because of a recurrence of shoulder pain.

The shoulder injury became a problem in spring training as Wright was coming back from a neck operation he had in June 2016. Throwing without pain has been difficult for him. Wright also has a chronic back condition that limits him further.

Last week, Wright offered some hope as he made his first steps toward a return. He played in three minor leagues games as a designated hitter and at third base. But after the shoulder pain continued, Wright’s rehabilitation assignment ended. He will be examined in New York later this week, the Mets said.

“I decided to go to the doctor and get it checked out,”…

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