Mets' third baseman and captain, David Wright, who has been not appeared in a major league game since April 14, is set to return to the team's starting lineup on Monday, Mets skipper Terry Collins announced today. Wright has been on the disabled list since mid-April. Wright was diagnosed with spinal stenosis after originally landing on the DL because of a hamstring strain suffered in a game against the Phillies on April 14.
Wright recently completed an eight-game minor league rehab assignment during which he hit .321 while playing seven of the eight games at third base. Collins has stressed Wright will not be an everyday player immediately upon his return. In fact, he may not return to everyday status until next season, according to the Mets' manager.
In just eight games with the Mets this season, Wright performed well, hitting .333/.371/.424 with one home run, four RBIs, and two stolen bases. He will be back in the lineup on Monday when the Mets play the Phillies in Philadelphia at 7:05 PM.