Sunday, March 4, 2012

David Wright to sit out games Monday and Tuesday (at least)

Mets third baseman David Wright won't play on Monday or Tuesday, at least, when the team begins Grapefruit League play due to stiffness in his rib cage, per Anthony McCarron of the NY Daily News.

At this point, however, Wright says he would play if it were Opening Day (of the regular season).

“If the best thing is to just completely knock it out, to take a couple days off, that’s the best route,” Wright said. “If the doctor says I can continue to do stuff, obviously, I’d like to be out there, so.

“It’s kind of the perfect storm with what happened to Scotty (Hairston to an oblique injury on Saturday). I think it’s the correct decision, no question. Sometimes I can be hard-headed and stubborn. The medical staff might take it too slow, but in the end, it’s usually pretty good for you. I’ve tried to battle them the last couple of days. What happened with Scotty, they made it very clear and Terry made it very clear that they are going to run the show.”

Wright, who missed 60 games last year, hit a career-low .255 with 14 home runs and 13 stolen bases in 2011.

Going into 2012, Wright is our third-ranked fantasy third baseman after Jose Bautista and Evan Longoria.