I apologize in advance for the corny headline, but I couldn’t resist.
David Wright was scratched from yesterday’s World Baseball Classic matchup between USA and the Dominican Republic because he felt discomfort in his left rib cage.
According to Matthew Cerrone once the Mets were notified about Wright’s injury they asked him to leave the tournament and report to St. Lucie for examination.
Wright seems optimistic about the injury, saying the injury was fine to play with and that he hopes to return to the tournament.
The best part of it all is that Wright was playing exceptionally well in the WBC hitting .438 with a home run and 10 RBIs.
Raise your hand if you think this sounds all too familiar? A Met getting hurt (check). Player performing extremely well before getting hurt (check). David Wright being that player (check). Wright’s injury being to his upper body (check). Yeah, it is safe to say we have heard this one before.
For the sake of the sanity of Mets’ fans I sure hope David is right and this is a minor ailment and doesn’t linger as the year moves on. I am not a big fan of players taking part in the WBC anyway so this could turn out to be a blessing in disguise. Now is the fun part where we get to wait for the misdiagnosis from the team doctors.