Wright (shoulder, back) started at third base Monday in his rehab game for High-A St. Lucie. He played five innings in the field and went 0-for-1 with a walk. Wright was making his second rehab appearance after starting the assignment a day earlier in what marked his first competitive action in just under a year. The 35-year-old has yet to record a hit through four at-bats in the Florida State League, but more importantly, he hasn't reported any setbacks in his recovery from September right shoulder surgery or October back surgery. Wright's lack of action over the last four seasons likely means that he'll need the full 20-day rehab window to pick up at-bats in the minors before the Mets would entertain activating him from the 60-day disabled list when rosters expand in September.
Wright (shoulder) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment at High-A St. Lucie on Sunday. It will be Wright's first game action of 2018 and he has played only 75 games since the start of 2015. The veteran third baseman will play five innings Sunday for the start of what is likely a lengthy rehab assignment. Somewhat unexpectedly, Wright could return to the Mets later this month if he avoids further complications.
Wright (shoulder) completed three rounds of batting practice Saturday, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Wright resumed hitting a few weeks earlier and has thus far reported no setbacks with the shoulder or back issues that have prevented him from playing in the majors since 2016. He still has several hurdles to clear in the rehab process and isn't expected to be activated from the 60-day disabled list until well after the All-Star break if the Mets choose to bring him back onto the active roster.
Wright (shoulder) is taking swings in the batting cage and continues to throw, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports. Wright began baseball activities at the start of June and is slowing increasing his participation with the bat and on the field, but still has a long way to go in his rehab. The veteran third baseman should continue to ramp things up until he reaches game speed, which will provide a much better idea about his potential 2018 return.
Wright (shoulder) hit off a tee Sunday, Tim Healey of Newsday reports. Wright is slowly beginning to ramp up his baseball activities, as he was able to take swings for the first times off a tee Sunday: He took 20 swings, per Healey. Wright has also participated in taking grounders and making low-intensity throws across the infield over the past few days. Although there's still no exact timetable for a return, it's positive news that Wright feels healthy enough to add more drills to his repertoire.