New York Mets
Injured Mets third baseman David Wright will likely play seven innings in the field for Class A St. Lucie on Monday and nine innings on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as he tries to work his way back to Flushing, according to Mets manager Terry Collins.
Collins also said he hopes to have Wright back for the weekend, when the Mets head to Florida to take on the Marlins.
“I talked to him last night, he said he feels great,” Collins said. “He’s not as sore or as stiff as he thought he was going to be. He thinks each game he’s seeing the ball better, he’s feeling more comfortable.”
Wright went on the disabled list on May 18, retroactive to May 16, with a stress fracture in his lower back. He was batting just .226 with six home runs and 18 RBI before the Mets placed him on the disabled list.
On Sunday, Wright went 2-for-4 with a double, walk, run scored and an RBI for St. Lucie as the designated hitter and he is 3-for-9 with three runs scored an RBI in three rehab games so far.
St. Lucie plays Clearwater at 6:30 p.m. Monday night.