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Wright's shoulder showing 'marked improvement'

Mets captain on track to resume baseball activities in December

David Wright appears on track to start baseball activities in December, as the Mets announced Friday that the third baseman "showed marked improvement" in his left rotator cuff during a medical exam this week.

Wright was examined at the Hospital for Special Surgery by Dr. David Altchek, according to the Mets. It's a good bet Wright will avoid surgery on the shoulder this offseason, though that was not a huge concern for the club heading into the winter.

Wright played through a nagging shoulder injury this season, starting 133 games at third base and batting .269 with eight home runs, 30 doubles and 63 RBIs.

Austin Laymance is a reporter for
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