Wright was officially placed on the disabled list on Friday after sitting out for the past couple of weeks. The team's medical team attempted to use medication and an injection to heal the injury without a DL stint, but that was to no avail. The team revealed that while sitting out, Wright will "undergo appropriate physiotherapy to protect the area."
Manager Terry Collins has dealt with this type of injury with former Mets reliever Bobby Parnell, who underwent surgery for it in September of 2013. Wright is not at the stage yet, but he does join a list of injured Mets this season, as both Lucas Duda and Travid d'Arnaud are dealing with injuries.
Due to these setbacks, the Mets' offense came into Friday's game with a .230 average, good for 29th in the league, and ranked 28th in runs scored. They will go with Wilmor Flores as Wright's replacement for the time being.
The 33-year-old third baseman has dealt with many injuries over the past few seasons, including a four-month absence with spinal stenosis in his lower back last year. The team has gotten use to turning to other stars to lead the offensive charge, and they will look to do the same this year with Yoenis Cespedes and Neil Walker.
Meanwhile out west, the San Francisco Giants announced on Friday that outfielder Hunter Pence will miss about eight weeks with a torn hamstring tendon. The team is reportedly leaning toward surgery, but the procedure has not yet been scheduled.
Pence stayed optimistic when the news was announced before Friday's game, saying "the good news is there's going to be a lot of season left to play when I come back."
Pence reportedly felt a pop while running to first base during Wednesday's game, and had it looked at by three different doctors. He was told that he would have a 50-50 chance to come back if he skipped surgery. When manager Bruce Bochy announced the severity of the injury, he also revealed that the team has already discussed possible trade options.
It is the second hamstring injury for the 33-year-old in the past two weeks, this one much more serious than the first. He leads the team with 36 RBIs and is second on the team with seven home runs. The team will look to remain atop the NL West until he gets back to help the team out down the stretch, which is expected to be sometime in August.