Mets 3B David Wright took grounders with a dozen or so teammates on Monday in Port St. Lucie.
"Wright did some light running and then fielded ground balls for about 10 minutes at third base," according to the NY Post's Kevin Kernan. "He did not throw. ... Wright aggressively charged the balls and smoothly fielded them."
Wright, who turned 34 years old in December, began baseball activity last month in Virginia.
He had season-ending neck surgery last June after playing just 37 games, prior to which he was managing chronic lumbar spinal stenosis, which limited him to just 38 games in 2015.
The two conditions are unrelated, Wright and team doctors have repeatedly said.
Mar 30, 2016; Wright (5) signs a bobble head of himself at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
"It's not just to stay healthy, it's to be productive," Wright told Kernan last month, when asked about his personal goals for 2017. "What I know for a fact is I have a passion. I still feel can help get this team to where it needs to go."
In November, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told WOR 710 AM that - while he's hopeful that Wright will return - the Mets need to be realistic about what to expect from him in 2017.
Earlier this year, Terry Collins told WLIE 540 AM that he intends to get Wright multiple days off each week. Jose Reyes and Wilmer Flores are expected to play in Wright's absence.
"Any time you get to share the field with him, it's great," C Travis d'Arnaud told Kernan about seeing Wright on field Monday. "He plays so hard and he has devoted his whole life to New York. He's such an awesome person and it's so great to see him back out there doing what he loves.''