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Mets Terminate Wright's Rehab Assignment; Cespedes' Season Over

The Record

David Wright's season is in jeopardy.

The Mets announced Monday that Wright, the Mets' captain, has been shut down and will be re-examined in New York later this week.

"After playing in a few games, I continued to have shoulder pain," Wright said in a statement. "So I decided to go to the doctor and get it checked out. Will make any decisions going forward after my appointment."

The Mets also announced that left fielder Yoenis Cespedes will not play again this season because of the right hamstring strain he suffered Friday. The recovery time for the injury is six weeks, according to the Mets, and there are only five weeks left in the season.

Wright's latest setback could be devastating to his chances of playing this year. He has been sidelined all year due to lingering complications from neck surgery he underwent last year.

The infielder had just started a rehab assignment, playing in three games with Class A St. Lucie and going 1-for-10. He also played third base for five innings in back-to back games.

This is at least the second time Wright had been shut down because of discomfort from throwing.

He was shut down in spring training with right shoulder impingement shortly after he started throwing.

If Wright cannot play third base, it limits how he can help the Mets, although the team has left the door open for him serving as a pinch hitter in September.

Various injuries have limited Wright to 75 games since the start of the 2015 season. If he is unable to return in September, this will be the first full season he has missed in his career.

As the Mets wait to see the results of Wright's re-examination, the team knows Cespedes will only be a spectator for the remainder of the season.

Cespedes is in the first year of a four-year, $110 million deal he signed this offseason, and was limited to 81 games. He hit .292 with 17 homers and 42 RBI.

The outfielder suffered strains in both hamstrings this season, and said Friday he will adjust his offseason workouts.

Cespedes has noticeably regressed as a defender after winning a Gold Glove in 2015. His range in left field is limited.

The Mets also announced that outfielder Michael Conforto will go for a second opinion on his left shoulder. He was examined in New York on Monday.

Conforto has a left shoulder posterior tear/dislocation and is weighing his options, but his best route may be surgery. His season is over.

Sidelined pitcher Matt Harvey will be activated from the disabled list to start Friday against Houston, and Noah Syndergaard will throw a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday.

Syndergaard (right lat tear) long tossed Monday and could soon start a rehab assignment. He plans to return.

Harvey has been sidelined since June with a right shoulder stress injury.

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