New York Mets franchise player and third baseman David Wright has been shut down for the season with shoulder inflammation According to Jon Morosi, citing a source with the team, the third baseman's season has ended:
David Wright's season is over due to left rotator cuff inflammation, Mets announce. He hit career-low 8 home runs in 134 games.— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) September 10, 2014
Wright was hitting just .269/.324/.374 with thirty doubles to go along with his eight home runs.
This marks the second straight season that Wright will not play a full complement of games, and the third season in four years. He played just 112 games last season and 102 in 2011.
David Wright is on his way to a hall of fame career, but it is all co-dependent upon him being healthy and productive for the next few seasons. Despite missing time last year, his wRC+ was 156, putting him into elite company in terms of offensive production.
This year, he has struggled with nagging injuries that have curtailed his production, but the Mets are certainly counting on him coming back strong and healthy next season.