NEW YORK – Mets third baseman David Wright will have surgery to repair his right rotator cuff Tuesday in New York, the team announced Monday.
Wright's latest comeback attempt ended last Monday, when the Mets announced that shoulder pain has ended his minor league rehab assignment.
"After playing in a few games, I continued to have shoulder pain," Wright said. "So I decided to go to the doctor and get it checked out. Will make any decisions going forward after my appointment."
Wright's quest to return ended after three rehab games with Class A Port St. Lucie. He went 1-for-10 and played two games at third, his first action in the field since May 2016. Wright has played only 75 major league games since 2015.
Wright, 34, has dealt with spinal stenosis and the lingering impact of major neck surgery over the past few years.
"It's really, really sad to think that this guy, probably one of the best players in the game, has had to miss the amount of time he's had to miss with various injuries," Mets manager Terry Collins said before Monday's game against the Phillies. "I salute him for what he's had to go through, but it's really tough to watch."