David Wright gets to continue his playing career, which is a victory in itself after he missed four months last year with spinal stenosis, a degenerative condition that puts his long-term viability in serious doubt. And it's not like his short-term productivity is crystal clear either. Yes, he did last through the final five weeks of the regular season and the Mets' month-long playoff run, and during that stretch, he homered and doubled at a high enough rate to assure everyone he still has something left in the tank. But what's the ceiling now, and will he get to play often enough to reach it? Third base thins out pretty quickly, so at least in leagues that require a third corner infielder, he's sure to get drafted. But he's certainly not the priority he used to be.
Mets third baseman David Wright went 1 or 3 with a three-run homer, two walks and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-2 victory over the Reds. Wright continues to swing a hot bat after finally having an opportunity for extended playing time during what has been an injury-saddled 2015 campaign. The veteran third baseman has now hit safely in 11 of his last 12 contests, with five multi-hit efforts over that span and nine overall in September. He also has amassed 12 RBI during the month and assuming continued good health, appears poised to make solid contributions to the Mets during the postseason.
Mets third baseman David Wright is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves. After starting six games in a row, it appears to just be a regular day of rest for Wright. Daniel Murphy will slide over to third in his absence, while Kelly Johnson will get the start at second base. Wright has hit safely in six of his last seven games.
Too bad Mets third baseman David Wright didn't make his comeback Monday at home. His dramatic entrance would have been far more appropriate closer to Broadway. Wright slammed a home run in his first at-bat after returning from a four-month stint on the disabled list with a back injury. The blast was the first shot in another comeback attempt - that by his team that eventually succeeded in a dismantling of Philadelphia. He was far from done. He singled and scored in the fourth and walked and scored in the sixth. He also committed two errors, but there was no room for the negative on the night of his return to action.
Third baseman David Wright isn't easing back into the lineup Monday in his first game since April -- the veteran is hitting in the No. 4 spot in the order for the Mets in his return from back problems that have nearly wiped out his whole season. Wright played in just eight games this season before being sidelined. He fared well in a rehab stint at the Class A level, picking up nine hits in 28 at-bats.
Terry Collins has confirmed what had been anticipated - Mets third baseman David Wright will come off the disabled list and play Monday against Philadelphia. He has been sidelined for more than four months with a back injury. Wright performed well in his rehab stint with Class A St. Lucie with nine hits in 28 at-bats and five runs scored.