Mets GM Sandy Alderson: Goal for David Wright is 130 games

David Wright missed four months of last season because of spinal stenosis in his lower back. Now that he is back, the New York Mets will continue to be cautious with their 33-year-old captain.

In fact, general manager Sandy Alderson said the goal is for Wright to play a maximum of 130 games this season.

"We’re gonna make sure that he’s not overworked," Alderson told the New York Post. "So it’s important for us to find somebody who can play 30 games or so at third base when he’s not in there. But I think we have to be realistic, and not expect that he’s gonna be an absolute everyday [player] out there playing 150 or 155 games. That’s not gonna happen."

Alderson added that because Wright ideally would rest against a right-handed pitcher, Neil Walker or Asdrubal Cabrera -- both switch hitters -- might be the best choice to fill in for Wright. Otherwise, Wilmer Flores will be available.