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New York Mets 3B David Wright and Boston Red Sox SP David Price are no longer viable fantasy options. David Wright, a former All-Star now has shoulder complications on top of last year's diagnosis of spinal stenosis.  Wright hasn't played a full season since 2014, and last season he only batted .226 with 55 strikeouts in 137 AB's. He did however have a .350 OBP. Wright will not be ready for opening day and going forward he is unlikely to last the whole game due to his back issues and defensive limitations, thus limiting his already low fantasy usefulness. Going forward due to his poor production and the fact that he won't last long in games, it's best not to pick him regardless of the matchups.


Meanwhile, Boston Red Sox lefty starting pitcher David Price is likely headed for Tommy John surgery. Price is having elbow discomfort and will visit renowned specialist Dr. James Andrews. Even if he does not require TJ surgery, elbow issues will likely cause a drop-off in performance, which may already explain his decline last season. Summng it all up, picking Price even for one game is not a recommended option. You never know when he'll have a start that will lead to him actually getting surgery, as even if he won't get the TJ procedure, he almost certainly needs to at least have his elbow fluid drained.