News broke today involving two anticipated situations; the New York Mets have placed David Wright on their 15 day DL, and the Oakland A’s announced starter Dallas Braden will indeed miss the remainder of the season.
The Mets and Wright discovered the injury, a fracture in his lower back, after an MRI was taken Monday. New York has since received a second opinion on their third basemen and it appears to resemble the original diagnosis.
As I said yesterday, Wright will rest for 10 days before resuming baseball related activities. The injury will not require surgery, just time off to heal.
The other announcement made today involved A’s lefty Dallas Braden. Braden underwent successful surgery Tuesday on his throwing shoulder, but because of the injury will be forced to miss the rest of the 2011 season.
The original injury took place during an April 17th start against the Detroit Tigers. Braden left after 5 scoreless innings, complaining of shoulder stiffness.