There's a light at the end of the tunnel, Mets fans. A small, dull light, but a light nonetheless. David Wright is expected to begin baseball activities after returning to New York next week, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday.
Wright, who was placed on the disabled list on April 15 with a pulled hamstring and diagnosed with spinal stenosis a month later, has been rehabbing with Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles. Although Alderson initially stated that Wright could return by the All-Star break, that always seemed unlikely. But finally, a timetable has at least begun to materialize.
The Mets' captain and third baseman has already started limited baseball activities in Los Angeles and will upgrade to full activities early next week in New York if all goes well. He will almost certainly have to make his way through the farm system in rehab starts, pushing his return closer to the end of the season, but any David Wright is better than none at all.