Mets look toward weekend for Wright's return

Mets look toward weekend for Wright's return

NEW YORK -- Though no date is set, injured Mets third baseman David Wright continues to inch toward a return. Wright played all nine innings in the field Monday evening for Class A St. Lucie, finishing 3-for-6 at the plate, and is scheduled to participate in three additional full games on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

"We have nothing etched in stone," Mets manager Terry Collins said of Wright's return, "but we're looking toward the weekend."

Rehabbing from a stress fracture in his lower back, Wright is nearly certain to rejoin the Mets at some point in Miami, possibly as soon as Friday. He hit .226 with six home runs in 39 games prior to landing on the disabled list, playing many of those contests with discomfort in his back.

Through four rehab games in St. Lucie, Wright is batting .400 with two doubles and four singles in 15 at-bats.

"He's not as sore or stiff as he thought he was going to be," Collins said. "Each game, he's seeing the ball better. He's feeling more comfortable."