David Wright takes live batting practice as rehab continues

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

At 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.

Collins said Wright has started moving laterally while fielding grounders, too.

Wright has resumed running, but only in a straight line. He has yet to attempt making cuts or running the bases.

"I talked to him today. He's moving along very well," Collins said. "He had some live at-bats today. We'll see how he does by the end of the week."

Collins is unsure whether Wright will require playing in minor league rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.

With the Mets having a day off after the weekend, Tuesday against the Baltimore Orioles may be the best-case scenario for Wright's return.