By Tim Heaney on May 17, 2011
The New York Mets placed 3B David Wright (back) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, May 17, with a stress fracture in his lower back. The DL stint is retroactive to May 16. In a corresponding move, the team recalled OF Nick Evans from Triple-A Buffalo.
The team sought a second opinion, which confirmed the initial diagnosis. Wright will not require surgery. It was initially believed that the team would let Wright rest for 10 days and then have him resume baseball activities.
Keep an eye on his recovery and as more news comes out on his prognosis. Be prepared to make long-term backup plans at your hot corner spot if his injury worsens.
Justin Turner will likely shift to third base, with Ruben Tejada manning second. Turner's profile doesn't suggest long-term success, but his play is keeping him active and making him a must-grab in NL-only setups. Desperate deep mixed players could consider him, too. Tejada is more glove than bat, but he has speed that's worth single-universe speculation. Evans and Willie Harris could be mixed in but probably won't play enough to warrant fantasy attention.