David Wright will not be in the starting lineup for Monday’s game against the Marlins, out with a stiff neck. He is listed as day-to-day.
“We’re waiting to have someone look at him,” Terry Collins told reporters Monday afternoon, according to a tweet from Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com.
Collins also said Wright came to him on Sunday and said there was a problem. Rubin points out that David Wright is “usually close to the vest” about such issues, so there is some concern that this could be more than just stiffness. Remember, this is the guy who played with a broken back for a month a couple of seasons ago. More recently, had a rib strain during the WBC and didn’t say anything until he was in severe pain.
Let’s hope this is just a one or two game thing and Wright is back on the field as soon as possible. You think the Mets offense has been bad during this four-game losing streak? Imagine it without David Wright.