David Wright is learning not to test his limits while dealing with spinal stenosis, he told Marc Carig of Newsday.
After playing in his fourth straight game last month, during what he referred to as a "borderline" day in terms of how his back felt, Wright literally couldn't stand up the next day for more than a few minutes at a time.
"It just wasn't good," Wright told Carig. "I learned right then that if I tried to do this during the whole course of the year, I'm not making it. It's just not happening."
Wright said that if the team is in a pennant race late in the year he might push it a bit, but that he's staying the course for now. And that means no day games after night games.
"We've decided that...at this particular time of the year, we're not going to take chances," Mets manager Terry Collins said.
The 33-year-old Wright has played in 24 of the Mets' 30 games this season and is hitting .258 with a .405 OBP and .472 SLG to go along with four home runs, seven doubles, and eight RBIs.