Wright (shoulder) remains confident that he'll be able to return to the Mets before the season comes to a close, James Wagner of The New York Times reports. Wright was able to begin some baseball activities earlier this month, but he's essentially going through the equivalent of spring training again with the right shoulder impingement having sidelined him since late February. It may take several weeks for Wright to ramp up his workouts and progress to full batting practice and fielding drills before eventually kicking off a rehab assignment, so if he does end up suiting up for the Mets in 2017, it may only be for a handful of games in the second half of September. Having Wright back on the field before the campaign draws to a close would certainly aid the Mets in their evaluation for him heading into 2018, but after the 34-year-old missed most of the past three seasons due to injury, the organization may not view him as a realistic everyday option at this stage of his career.
Wright (shoulder) resumed low-level baseball activities Wednesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. It's a small step, but it's a step nonetheless for the embattled third baseman. He reportedly played catch, hit off a tee and fielded grounders hit right at him, so it's very basic baseball activity. Wright still seems to be a ways away from returning to the Mets' active roster, but it seems like he's finally making some progress in his rehab once again.
Wright (shoulder) is still 3-to-5 weeks away from resuming baseball activities, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports. Wright has suffered a few setbacks during his recovery already, and this news doesn't bode well in terms of his progress. Just two weeks ago, the Mets thought Wright could begin activities July 1, but now it has become apparent that the veteran will need a lot more time before he can start doing regular baseball drills.
Wright (shoulder) plans to resume baseball activities on July 1, Wayne Randazzo of the Mets Radio Network reports. Wright hasn't progressed much in his injury rehab this season due to a number of setbacks, but it seems like he's just about ready to get back on the path to recovery. The Mets seem to be completely willing to take things slowly with their former All-Star, so it's unlikely that Wright will be back in action until the later part of the summer assuming all goes as planned.
Wright (shoulder) is working with physical therapists but has yet to resume throwing, Marc Carig of Newsday reports. Considering that Wright will need substantial extended spring training and rehab time once he's able to start throwing, expecting a return anytime in the next month seems extremely optimistic. Wright has failed to reach the 40-game mark in each of the past two seasons, and it's starting to look like that might be the case yet again in 2017.