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Mets injury update: David Wright nearing a return to big leagues

Wright is a reportedly eyeing a return to the Mets next weekend.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets third baseman and captain David Wright is reportedly eyeing a return to big league action next weekend. If his rehab assignment proceeds as planned, he would join the Mets in Colorado to face the Rockies. This timetable assumes that the condition of his back feeling well after testing it in minor league games, so Mets fans can be understandably skeptical until they actually see Wright take the field in an MLB game.

After a lengthy absence from the team while learning to live with spinal stenosis, Wright began to ramp things up just two weeks ago by fielding grounders and participating in other light baseball activities. He soon started playing in games with the Mets' High-A affiliate in St. Lucie. In his first game, he went 1-for-3 with a walk and a single while serving as the designated hitter. He built on that in his second game, in which he logged six innings at third base and picked up another hit. After a scheduled off day, his third rehab game was cut short by rain.

Wright is expected to play in several more rehab games before possibly returning. He has been on the disabled list since mid-April, before which he was batting .333 with one home run in eight games.