Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has the news …
For the first time since April 14, New York Mets captain David Wright will play in a major league game on Monday.
Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Sunday that Wright will be activated from the disabled list and be placed in the starting lineup for the series opener against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.
Wright landed on the disabled list in mid-April because of a hamstring injury and was diagnosed during his rehab with spinal stenosis. Collins has said that the 32-year-old third baseman won’t be an everyday player out of the gate, but that could change if Wright hits well from the jump and is feeling healthy.
He was 9-for-28 (.321) with five walks on his eight-game minor league rehab assignment.
Wright rejoins a Mets team that leads the NL East race by five games.
David Wright’s status has been in doubt for most of the season due to spinal stenosis in his lower back, but he’s getting closer to finally rejoining the Mets.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, the Mets are planning on activating Wright next Monday for the first game of a four-game series against the Phillies. That’s assuming no setbacks, of course.
Wright, who has been sidelined since April 14, began a minor league rehab assignment with High-A St. Lucie a week ago and is batting .286 (4-for-14) with two walks over his first four games. The veteran third baseman is currently getting a two-day break while the team is on the road, but he’s expected to return to action tomorrow. There was some hope that he would be activated this weekend, but the Mets are playing things safe.
Juan Uribe and Daniel Murphy have received most of the playing time at third base this month. Wright likely can’t be counted on to be a full-time player upon his return, so Mets manager Terry Collins figures to do lots of mixing and matching as the team attempts to finish off their first division title since 2006.
Mets third baseman David Wright began a minor-league rehab assignment Monday at Single-A by going 1-for-3 with a walk.
Wright, who’s been on the disabled list since mid-April with a hamstring strain and spinal stenosis, started at designated hitter for the St. Lucie Mets.
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that he’s scheduled to play five innings defensively at third base Tuesday and based on the seven-time All-Star’s comments it sounds like he’s hoping to rejoin the Mets as soon as next week.
Mets third baseman David Wright will begin a rehab assignment with Single-A St. Lucie on Monday, MLB.com’s Michael Kolligian reports. Wright has been out since April 15 due to spinal stenosis — the narrowing of space in the spine. He left his April 14 game against the Phillies with a strained right hamstring.
Wright, 32, was hitting .333/.371/.424 with one home run and four RBI in eight games prior to the injury.
Kolligian notes that the Mets are aiming for Wright to take a total of 30 at-bats on his rehab assignment, which would cover 10 days barring setbacks. Manager Terry Collins hopes to be able to start Wright “four days in a row” when he returns.
The Mets strengthened their lineup this week by welcoming catcher Travis d’Arnaud back from the disabled list and acquiring slugger Yoenis Cespedes before the trade deadline. More help could be on the way soon.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, third baseman David Wright will travel with the Mets for their upcoming series against the Marlins in Miami before being eased into minor league rehab games with High-A St. Lucie later in the week.
This is great news for Wright, who originally landed on the disabled list in mid-April with a strained right hamstring. The 32-year-old soon began dealing with lower back pain and was eventually diagnosed with spinal stenosis. His status has been in question since, but he has been doing baseball activities this week at Citi Field. Obviously game action will be the real test, but it’s conceivable that he could rejoin the Mets’ lineup later this month if all goes well.
Daniel Murphy and the recently-acquired Juan Uribe are currently handling third base duties for New York.