Wright resumes baseball activities; d'Arnaud swinging

GM Alderson also provides updates on Parnell, Herrera

Wright resumes baseball activities; d'Arnaud swinging

NEW YORK -- Sandy Alderson offered several injury updates after visiting veterans at the VA Hospital's Manhattan campus on Monday afternoon.

David Wright resumed baseball activities Monday as he continues to progress from a lower back strain. Wright threw and took ground balls, but an exact date for his return is still unknown. Alderson said Wright's right hamstring strain, which landed him on the disabled list in the first place, is healed. Wright hasn't played since April 14.

"What's been holding him back recently is his back," Alderson said. "He's champing at the bit."

Travis d'Arnaud underwent an X-ray, which cleared him to resume hitting drills, and he reported no pain after taking 10 dry swings. It was d'Arnaud's first hitting activity of any kind since fracturing his right pinkie finger on April 19. Alderson said d'Arnaud still needs to build up strength offensively and defensively before beginning a rehab assignment.

"It's not just about swings," Alderson said. "It's also about stamina."

• Right-hander Bobby Parnell is scheduled to throw another inning on Tuesday at Class A Advanced St. Lucie. Parnell has allowed 11 hits and eight earned runs in 5 2/3 innings over two rehab stints as he recovers from Tommy John surgery.

• Another set of X-rays confirmed the break in Dilson Herrera's right middle finger. He will be re-examined in three weeks.

New York has 12 players on the disabled list and holds a one-game lead in the National League East after Monday night's victory.

"Nobody cares if your players are on the DL or not, they just care about the win-loss record," Alderson said.

Joe Trezza is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.