David Wright

David Wright will finally return from the disabled list Monday evening against the Phillies

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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.