David Wright cleared for spring training debut Friday

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Mets manager Terry Collins announced that third baseman David Wright will make his spring training debut Friday, getting into game action after sitting out to limit his workload so far.

Wright and the Mets are trying to figure out how to keep him healthy and productive while dealing with spinal stenosis, so he’s expected to take things easy throughout spring training and then receive regular days off during the season.

For now every indication is that Wright will be ready for Opening Day and he’s been getting recent work in intrasquad games.

Tim Beckham to miss six to seven weeks after undergoing core muscle surgery

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Dan Connolly of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports that Orioles third baseman Tim Beckham underwent core muscle surgery in Philadelphia on Thursday and is expected to miss the next six to seven weeks.

Beckham, 28, was originally diagnosed with a strained left groin. He sustained the injury during spring training and reaggravated it on Monday against the Indians.

Beckham was off to a slow start, batting .179/.247/.262 in 93 plate appearances. Danny Valencia and Jace Peterson should handle the hot corner while Beckham is out.