MLB: Mets’ David Wright to have surgery

David Wright
New York Mets’ David Wright stands on the field during the first inning of a game against the Dodgers in New York last season.
(Frank Franklin II / Associated Press)

David Wright will have surgery on his right rotator cuff Tuesday, ending any hope of the star third baseman playing this season for the New York Mets, who made the announcement Monday.

Wright, 34, last played in the majors in May 2016. He had surgery the next month for a herniated disk in his neck.

The seven-time All-Star has a .296 career batting average with 242 home runs and 970 RBIs.



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