BALTIMORE (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mets third baseman David Wright is expected to be activated from the disabled list next week after missing four months with a back injury.
But it might be a while before he gets regular playing time.
“I talked to Dave today about some stuff and he is certainly aware, I don’t know how many days a week it will be, but he certainly won’t be that everyday guy until we know his back is 100 percent,” Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday. “That may not be until next spring. We’ll have to keep an eye on it.”
Collins said that Wright will rejoin the team during its four-game series in Philadelphia that beings Monday.
Wright, 32, has been sidelined since April 14 with spinal stenosis. He was 11 for 33 before the injury.
In his six rehabilitation games with Class A St. Lucie, Wright is 6 for 20 (.300) with five walks. He played five of those games (39 innings) in the field.
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