David Wright was video taped swinging a bat indoors during a Dec. 27 workout at the Hampton Roads Sports Academy in Norfolk, Virginia...
Wright, who turned 34 years old last month, was born and raised in Norfolk, where his parents and younger brothers still reside. He had season-ending neck surgery in June after playing just 37 games, prior to which he managing chronic lumbar spinal stenosis, which limited him to just 38 games in 2015.
The two conditions are unrelated, Wright and team doctors have repeatedly said.
In early December, Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Wright is expected to begin full baseball activity in January, after which he will transition his workout in Port St. Lucie.
In November, Alderson told WOR 710 AM radio that, while he's hopeful that Wright will return, the Mets need to be realistic about what to expect from him in 2017.
"I think that we're very hopeful he's gonna be able to come back and be productive," Alderson said. However, "I think we have to be realistic about how many games we can expect him to perform."
How will David Wright produce for the Mets in 2017?
By Maggie Wiggin | Dec 14, 2016 | 2:00PM
The number one question surrounding Wright as he enters his age-34 season, and his second season since being diagnosed with spinal stenosis, is how many games will he play?
He topped 100 games each season through the first 10 years of his career, but has mustered just 75 total games the last two seasons. In truth, it's nearly impossible to know what he's capable of since he's in uncharted territory with his treatment, and the range of reasonable guesses of how many games he'll play is huge >> Read more.