Mets 3B David Wright said he "felt pretty good" after playing in a simulated game at Citi field on Saturday afternoon.
Wright played the field and saw live pitching for the first time since his rehab assignment. He hit a home run against Tim Peterson and also batted against Anthony Swarzak.
"I came out on the other side of it OK," Wright said with a smile. "It's certainly good to see some pitching."
The 35-year-old captain, who has not played in the Major Leagues for more than two season, played 12 rehab games between Single-A St. Lucie and Triple-A Las Vegas. He joined the team following the rehab assignment, but the Mets have yet to announce a return date. Wright said he will meet with Jeff Wilpon to determine what's next.
Following the simulated game, Wright sought to dispel any notion that there are issues between him and the team pertaining to the timetable of his potential return this season.
"The last thing I want to portray is there some sort of rift between the Mets and me," said Wright, who said he wants to play this season. "That's false. There's been communication and I know where they stand and they know where I stand. The communication especially recently has been fantastic and I look forward to meeting with Jeff in the next couple of days and formulating a game plan from here until the end of September."
Wright has a career .296 batting average to go along with 242 home runs and 970 RBI in parts of 13 seasons with the Mets.