David Wright takes live batting practice for the first time since landing on the disabled list


Adam Rubin of ESPN New York has the update

New York Mets captain David Wright is progressing from a right hamstring strain that sent him to the disabled list on April 15.

A the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Wright took live batting practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering the injury, manager Terry Collins said.

The final hurdle for Wright before he’s cleared for a rehab assignment will be running the bases. He’s been able to do some straight-line jogging, but the veteran third baseman hasn’t tried sharp turns yet on his injured right leg. The hope is that he’ll be ready for activation at some point next week. Wright, 32, was batting .333/.371/.424 in eight games before the injury.