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Mets injury update: David Wright hitting off a tee, throwing

The Mets' captain is working towards a return.

NJ Advance Media for TODAY Sports

David Wright has progressed to hitting off a tee and throwing, according to Newsday's Marc Carig. Next up for the Mets' third baseman is to test his legs, which Carig reports will happen "soon."

Wright has been out of action since being placed on the 15-day DL on April 15 with a mild strain of his right hamstring. He had gotten off to a fast start, hitting .333/.371/.424 with one home run in 35 plate appearances, but the team has not slowed down in his absence. Since losing Wright, the Mets have gone 9-1 and rocketed to the top of the standings, thanks in part to Eric Campbell's strong performance. The 28-year-old has hit .267/.400/.433 in 40 plate appearances, including a home run this afternoon in the Bronx.

Wright is eligible to return on April 30, but both he and Mets management have stressed the importance of patience when it comes to his rehab. If he rushes to return, he risks re-injuring the leg and setting back his recovery weeks or more.