David Wright cleared for spring training debut Friday

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Mets manager Terry Collins announced that third baseman David Wright will make his spring training debut Friday, getting into game action after sitting out to limit his workload so far.

Wright and the Mets are trying to figure out how to keep him healthy and productive while dealing with spinal stenosis, so he’s expected to take things easy throughout spring training and then receive regular days off during the season.

For now every indication is that Wright will be ready for Opening Day and he’s been getting recent work in intrasquad games.

Brewers-Pirates game postponed

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Update: The makeup date has been scheduled for Saturday, July 14 as part of a traditional doubleheader, the Pirates announced.

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Wednesday night’s game at PNC Park between the Brewers and Pirates has been postponed, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brent Suter and Chad Kuhl were scheduled to square off on the mound. Their starts will likely be pushed back to Thursday. The Pirates will host the Diamondbacks and the Brewers will host the Cardinals.

The Cubs won on Wednesday afternoon, so the Brewers are tied with the Cubs for first place in the NL Central. The Pirates are seven games back in fourth place.