NEW YORK -- David Wright remained sidelined by a sore back Friday, exactly one month after he first hit the disabled list with a right hamstring strain. General manager Sandy Alderson said he hopes Wright can progress to baseball activities as soon as Monday, though even in a best-case scenario, his absence is now all but certain to seep into June.
Wright spent this week receiving treatment and going through a progression of back exercises at Port St. Lucie, Fla. He expects to meet Saturday with team doctors, who may clear him for baseball activities at that time.
Though the Mets thrived initially in Wright's absence, their offense has since plummeted toward the bottom of the National League. Without Wright and catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who remains on track for a late-June return, the Mets entered Friday night's game against the Brewers ranked last in the NL in on-base percentage this month, tied for last in runs scored and second to last in slugging.
"We don't have our full squad," Alderson said. "Everybody is aware of that. But at the same time, we have to play the games and use what we have. We've got plenty of potential in our lineup to score runs. We haven't been doing it lately. But like everything else in baseball, it will turn."
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