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David Wright's shoulder improving

Mets third baseman David Wright waits for his

Mets third baseman David Wright waits for his turn during batting practice before the Mets faced the San Diego Padres in a baseball game Friday, July 18, 2014, in San Diego. Credit: AP / Gregory Bull

The Mets received encouraging news on Friday regarding the health of third baseman David Wright, who made progress in his bid to avoid offseason shoulder surgery.

The team announced that an examination this week revealed "marked improvement" in Wright's non-throwing shoulder, which had sustained a rotator cuff contusion that marred most of his season.

Wright will continue with his rehab program in hopes of being ready for baseball activity in December.

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