Mets third baseman David Wright will play a rehab game for High-A St. Lucie on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in what will be his fourth game in five days.
Wright drew a walk while playing seven innings on Wednesday night, but is still looking for his first hit since beginning his rehab assignment.
"I think slowly but surely, you see the ball," Wright said Monday. "The more pitches I can get under my belt, the better. Hopefully the results come, but that shouldn't [be] and isn't my No. 1 concern right now. My No. 1 concern is trying to catch up to the speed of the game, get into a rhythm offensively and defensively."
Wright, who last appeared in a major-league game in May 2016, went 0-for-3 and played five innings on Sunday in his first rehab game as he looks to return from various back, neck and shoulder injuries, including spinal stenosis.
"You can't mimic game speed," Wright said. "Even if it's the Florida State League, we've got some powerful arms we've seen back to back here. You can't mimic this in BP, you can't mimic it taking ground balls. It's just, you got to play, got to play, got to get at-bats."
The 35-year-old Wright appeared in 37 games in 2016 and 38 games in 2015 (he also played the entire postseason), when he was first diagnosed with spinal stenosis. During his 13-year career, Wright has a .296/.376/.491 batting line with 242 home runs and 970 RBI.
Wright is signed through the 2020 season but hopes he can make an impact with the 2018 ballclub.
"In order for me to go up there and try to help those guys," Wright said on Sunday, "I'm going to have to show that I can be productive and go out there and be counted on to make the plays."