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SAN DIEGO, CA - JUNE 2:  David Wright #5 of the New York Mets looks out from the dugout before a baseball game against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park June 2, 2015 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

David Wright on track to make his return next Monday


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.

David Wright goes 1-for-3 with a walk in his first rehab game

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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.

David Wright will begin a rehab assignment on Monday

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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.