Wright will have rotator cuff surgery, Conforto will have shoulder capsule surgery and Rivera will have Tommy John surgery.
For Wright, this surgery marked the third time that he had to be shut down due to an injury. In 2015, the seven-time All-Star played in only 38 games before hitting the IR due to spinal stenosis. In 2016, he played in only 37 games before undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk in his neck. He tried to come back this year, but he kept experiencing shoulder pain that would make him shut down his rehab assisgnments on multiple occassions.
Conforto’s surgery comes a month after he dislocated his shoulder while making a swing during a game against the Diamondbacks. It’s a disappointing end to the 24-year-old’s season, as he batted .279 with 27 home runs and a .939 OPS in 109 games en route to making his first All-Star team.
Rivera will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. Rivera was trying to rehab the injury in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Rivera, 28, played in 73 games for the Mets, slashing .290/.330/.430.
These three join fellow Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (strained hamstring), pitcher Zach Wheeler (stress reaction in arm) and pitcher Steven Matz (left elbow surgery) as players who are out for the year.