Mets 3B David Wright, who is working his way back from a right shoulder impingement, resumed throwing on Friday, reports Mike Puma of the NY Post.
Wright is just soft-tossing at this point, attempting to build up arm strength.
He had only been fielding ground balls since March 2, when he was shut down indefinitely due to the shoulder injury.
He told reporters in early-March that, while he's technically able to hit and do other baseball activity, he planned to only field so he could help further reduce inflammation and not risk damaging the shoulder.
"The last thing I want to do is go out there and do something that is going to hurt this team with the position we are in now," Wright said. "When I'm able to make good, strong throws across the diamond and go out there and be productive, then, yeah, certainly, I want to join the team."
The 34-year-old Wright has been limited to just 75 regular season games during the past two seasons. He was on the disabled list for roughly four months in 2015 when he strained his right hamstring and then developed spinal stenosis. Last season, he was batting .226 with seven homers, 14 RBI and 55 strikeouts in 137 at-bats through May 27 when he was sidelined by neck pain, which resulted in season-ending surgery June 16 to repair a herniated disk.
Wright has four years and $67 million remaining on his current contract. He'll earn $20 million each of the next two seasons, but will be paid $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.