Statement from the New York Mets regarding third baseman David Wright

Because of continued soreness in his left shoulder, David Wright was seen today by doctors at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan, where David underwent an MRI. The MRI today showed persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff in the left shoulder. There may be additional diagnostic tests later this week as a follow up to the MRI.

Based on the MRI and examination today, David will not play for the remainder of the 2014 season. He will, instead, rest to abate the inflammation in the rotator cuff, and then begin a rehabilitation program to strengthen the entire shoulder.