David Wright to make Grapefruit League debut Friday

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As first reported by beat writer Marc Carig of Newsday, Mets third baseman David Wright will make his Grapefruit League debut this Friday in Port St. Lucie, Florida against the visiting Cardinals.

Wright has been eased into action this spring to minimize injury risk. He missed nearly two months of the 2013 regular season because of a Grade 3 right hamstring strain and finished with his lowest RBI total (58) since he became a full-time major leaguer. The Mets ended 2013 with a record of 74-88.