Mets 3B David Wright is starting at third base and hitting third for Single-A St. Lucie on Sunday in the first game of a rehab assignment.
Wright last played in an MLB game on May 27, 2016. The 35-year-old has played only 75 games since the 2015 season as he has been plagued by neck, back, and shoulder injuries.
Mickey Callaway said in June that the hurdle of playing in a game will be a difficult one for Wright to clear.
"He's doing good. He's plugging along," Callaway said, according to Tim Healy of Newsday. "Obviously still has a long way to go. I think the real challenge is going to be at some point when he actually has to play in some games."
Since making his big-league debut in 2004, Wright has a .296/.376/.491 batting line with 242 home runs and 970 RBIs.