Today the Mets announced that David Wright will be joining the team in San Francisco, where the Mets begin a three-game series tomorrow night, in order to continue his rehab with the Mets’ training staff. He will remain on the disabled list—at least for now.
Rosters are due to expand on Saturday, leaving the door open for Wright to be activated on this road trip. However, John Ricco said as recently as Tuesday that it is “unrealistic to think he’ll be activated anytime soon.” Wright’s outlook doesn’t seem to match Ricco’s. When asked by reporters in Las Vegas if he expects to play in the major leagues this year, Wright said, “The simple answer to that is yes.”
As of right now, all the cards seem to be falling into place for Wright to make his return at Citi Field in front of the Mets faithful on September 7th, but the team has yet to announce an official return date.
Wright’s last major league appearance came on May 27, 2016 against the Dodgers.