Mets’ Wright begins latest comeback try
There’s no quit in David Wright. The New York Mets announced the seven-time All-Star will play five innings at third base Sunday for Single-A St. Lucie at Clearwater.
Wright, 35, hasn’t played in a major-league game since May 27, 2016. He made three appearances with St. Lucie in 2017, the last on Aug. 26. The Mets’ captain, who is on the 60-day disabled list, has been slowly rehabbing from multiple surgeries to repair injuries to his shoulder, back and neck.
His medical woes began in 2015, when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and missed 115 games. He returned and played in the Mets’ run to the World Series, but he played only 37 games the next season before he needed neck surgery to fix a herniated disc. Separate procedures on his lower back and rotator cuff followed.
David Wright has played 75 regular-season games for the Mets since the end of 2014.