Mets 3B David Wright hopes to begin baseball activities at the end of May, reports Anthony DiComo of MLB.com.
Wright will have a follow-up visit with a doctor at the end of the month, which will determine whether he will be cleared.
The 35-year-old Wright suffered persistent shoulder and lower back issues during spring training and was shut down for two months. He said at the time that he sought to begin his spring training in May.
"When it's all said and done I want me to be able to say I did everything I could," Wright said in March. "If it works, that's obviously the goal. And if it doesn't work, then I'll rest easy knowing that I gave it my best shot."
Wright, who has been plagued by spinal stenosis and other injuries, missed all of the 2017 season and has played in just 75 games in the past three seasons.
Wright has a .296 batting average with 242 home runs and 970 RBI in 1,583 career games with the Mets dating back to 2004.