Mets manager Mickey Callaway and INF Jose Reyes are happy to see 3B David Wright returning to baseball action on Sunday, when he will play five innings with Single-A St. Lucie.
"I think a lot of people want to get their eyes on him and see how the ball is coming off his bat, how he's moving around third, how he was throwing the ball," Callaway said before Saturday's game. "Everyone felt confident that he was in a good spot to go out and compete in a game."
Currently, the 35-year-old Wright's arm strength isn't great, according to Callaway, but his accuracy is there.
"He's had some significant shoulder problems & some hurdles here, but his fielding & releasing the ball from 3B in practice has been fine," he said.
All in all, Callaway said that he feels "there's a very good chance" Wright could return to the majors this season.
Reyes, who spent years as Wright's teammate during his first stint with the Mets, said "it would be my highlight of this year" to play alongside Wright again, according Tim Healy of Newsday.
"He is a legend for this organization and the fan base and everybody is pulling for him," Reyes added.
Wright has not played in a major league game since May 27, 2016 and last played in a minor league rehab game on August 26 of last season.