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Mets injury update: David Wright to visit Mets in San Diego

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The New York Mets third baseman is currently in California doing physical therapy.

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It might not be the reunion Mets fans are looking for, but third baseman David Wright will be back with the team on Tuesday—for a day, at least. Wright, who is currently in California doing physical therapy with Dr. Robert Watkins outside of Los Angeles, will drive down to PETCO Park on Tuesday for the second game of the Mets series with the San Diego Padres.

"I told him that our guys are really excited," manager Terry Collins told Anthony DiComo. "If he could get down, that would be great for us -- and for him also. I just know his presence in the clubhouse, the way he has the ability to get guys to kick it in a little bit, we need it."

Wright has been on the disabled list since April 15 and was recently diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column. There's no timetable for his return, but Collins and general manager Sandy Alderson have expressed hope that they could have more information soon. In Wright's absence, the Mets have cycled through a rotation of temporary third baseman, including Daniel Murphy, Eric Campbell, and Ruben Tejada. In other words, Wright is sorely missed already.