NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The New York Mets are confident infield duo David Wright and Daniel Murphy will be ready to start on Opening Day.

Wright felt all along that he’d be ready for the start of the season.  On Friday, Wright played his first game after suffering a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic.

“I’ve said all along I’d be ready,” Wright said on Friday. “Of course, I would have liked to have gotten a few more at-bats, but I don’t have that luxury right now, so I’ll make the most out of what I can tomorrow and I’ll be ready to go. I feel pretty good considering the circumstances.”

A strained right intercostal has held up Murphy during the spring.  Terry Collins thinks Murphy will be ready.

“I told Dan it looks like he is ready, he’s gonna have to be patient with some things, gonna have to play himself in shape a little bit,” Collins told the Daily News.

If both players can make Opening Day, it will be a big boost to the Mets who recently learned that Johan Santana will miss the entire 2013 season.

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