Mets third baseman David Wright played in his first Grapefruit League game on Saturday, going 0-for-2 as the DH in New York's 8-6 loss.
It was Wright's first game action since May 27, 2016, after which he had neck surgery and missed the rest of the season.
Despite not recording a hit on the day, Wright felt the game was a positive.
"It was a good first step," Wright told reporters. "I didn't get my first at-bat last year until halfway through spring. So to be able to step right in there with a lot of the regular guys, it was nice."
Wright is still slowly working throwing and defense back into his game, so it will be some time before he's back at third base during an actual game.
"You've got to be able to contribute on both sides of the ball," Wright said. "This is a nice first step for me, but there's plenty more hurdles and plenty more steps to take before I really fulfill and have that satisfaction of coming out and being able to actually take the field and play in a real game."