It’s natural to be a little nervous that David Wright hasn’t played a Spring Training game yet because of some pain/tightness/discomfort in his ribs/chest/oblique.
It’s easy to panic, but the signs seem to point to the Mets being super overly cautious this Spring. The Mets have dealt with some injuries in that area the last couple of years, and most recently Scott Hairston re-injured his oblique, months after he originally hurt it. Can you imagine the public relations disaster if just a week after Hairston hurt the same muscle, David Wright took a hard swing in a meaningless Spring Training game and was out until May? The Mets probably view it as a smart move to just not let Wright swing hard for another week or so to assure themselves that he’s not going to hurt it. He’s certainly got plenty of time to get his timing down for the real games.
Wright claims he’d be playing if this was the regular season, and despite the reputation of the Mets word on injuries being what it is, we don’t have anything else to go on. He’s reportedly doing all his workouts and stretches so he can’t possible be that injured. Hopefully we’ll see him next week as planned and by the time the season starts we won’t remember that he was even dealing with this.