PORT ST. LUCIE — David Wright’s already slim chances of resuming his baseball career have been sliced even thinner.
The Mets captain won’t begin baseball activities for at least eight weeks, the team announced Tuesday in an injury report. Wright, who is recovering from multiple surgeries, was re-examined by Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles earlier this week, as his shoulder and lower back issues persist.
Wright, who last appeared in a regular-season game for the Mets in May 2016, hasn’t participated in baseball activities since September, when he was shut down from a rehab assignment because of shoulder discomfort. He subsequently underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff.
The following month, Wright underwent surgery on his lower back, designed to alleviate some of the symptoms of his spinal stenosis.
Last month, Wright said he was continuing his comeback pursuit because he doesn’t want to have any regrets once his career concludes.
Wright underwent surgery for a herniated disk in his neck in June 2016 and attempted a comeback in spring training last year, when he appeared in one Grapefruit League game as the designated hitter.
Wright’s troubles began early in the 2015 season, when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and missed nearly four months before returning for the team’s NL pennant push.
Though Wright still has three years and $47 million remaining on his contract, the Mets have an insurance policy that covers 75 percent of the total.
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