Mets’ Wright be­gins lat­est come­back try

The Fresno Bee (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 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.

Wright has three years and $47 mil­lion left on his eight-year, $138 mil­lion ex­ten­sion signed in 2012. for the sev­enth time in eight meet­ings.

Twins 4, Tigers 3: Tyler Austin hit a two-run homer in his Min­nesota de­but, help­ing the Twins beat Detroit.

Brew­ers 4, Braves 2: Mike Mous­takas hit a two-run dou­ble in the eighth in­ning, Josh Hader recorded a two-in­ning save and Mil­wau­kee ral­lied to beat At­lanta.

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