Mets’ Wright be­gins lat­est come­back try

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - Sports -

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.

BILL KOSTROUN AP

David Wright has played 75 reg­u­lar-sea­son games for the Mets since the end of 2014.

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