David Wright hopes to pinch hit once or twice before starting for the Mets at third base on Saturday at Citi Field, and said being able to put the uniform on again after his long comeback process "means the world" to him.
"To say it's a good feeling is an understatement," Wright said Tuesday at Citi Field. "It's been a long time coming."
Wright joked that "probably contact is more of a goal right now as opposed to performance," but said numerous times that he wants to simply have fun and soak it all in.
"I'm really looking forward to it," he said about Saturday's start. "As far as what goes on Saturday, I'm gonna try to allow myself to kind of get in the moment. ... I'll take it all in while I'm out there as much as I can, and really try to savor these emotions and savor these feelings."
Probably everything will kind of hit me Saturday. ... get a chance to look around and really soak it all in."
Wright was asked how he would feel during his at-bats on Saturday and whether he was at peace with how his rehab process has played out.
"You think you could play forever," Wright said. "With me, unfortunately, my body is just not allowing that to happen. ... I spent so long with the rehab process and things just aren't getting any better. At peace with the work I put in, knowing there is nothing more that I could do. But I'm certainly not at peace with my body not cooperating."