Mets 3B David Wright is progressing but he may run out of time as he attempts to return to the majors this season.
With Wright on a rehab assignment that expires on Aug. 31 and the minor league seasons ending shortly after, Mets assistant GM John Ricco said Monday that it "remains to be seen" whether Wright will have enough time to get ready.
Ricco said it remains a day-to-day situation, with the team seeing on a nearly everyday basis how Wright's body responds...
Wright laced a couple of singles on his way to a 2-for-3 day on Sunday for High-A St. Lucie, which were the first hits of his rehab assignment. The first hit was a ball hit right back up the middle followed by a single to left.
He entered Sunday's game 0-for-14 after another 0-for-4 game on Saturday night.
Getting the first hits out of the way was a relief for Wright, who said he felt more comfortable in the box.
"Finally got that first hit, first couple hits," Wright said after the game. "Better at-bats. Feel a little more I guess calm up there and less anxious. I guess the first week or so you really try to go out there and do a lot and maybe my swing was getting a little big. Timing was a little off, rhythm was a little off. But today maybe was the short turnaround. ... Certainly my best all-around game to date."
St. Lucie is off Monday, but it's expected that Wright will continue his rehab assignment on Tuesday.
The 35-year-old, who is looking to return from various back, neck and shoulder injuries, including spinal stenosis, last played in a major league game in May of 2016.