Wright (shoulder) was able to field grounders Sunday, but didn’t do any throwing, Howie Kussoy of the New York Post reports.
Wright resumed baseball activities by playing light catch Thursday and will gradually build up the intensity of his rehab program in the weeks to follow. The Mets are still viewing Wright as out indefinitely, but if the veteran third baseman endures no setbacks with his back or shoulder while ramping up again, a target date for his return from the 60-day disabled list should come into focus once he’s ready to begin a rehab assignment. With Wright more than two years removed from his last MLB action, the Mets likely won’t be counting on the 35-year-old to offer any noteworthy on-field contribution in 2018.
Wright (shoulder) is scheduled to meet with doctors this week for a reevaluation before the next step in his rehab process is determined, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.
It’s been just over two years since Wright last appeared in an MLB game, but the 35-year-old has yet to consider retirement despite having endured significant shoulder, back and neck injuries over the last few seasons. The health of Wright’s surgically repaired right shoulder is the chief concern at the moment, as the Mets captain has spent the past two months doing strengthening exercises with the hope that doctors will clear him for baseball activities. Even if Wright receives positive news following his checkup, his extended time off likely means that he probably won’t be ready to return from the 60-day disabled list until shortly after the All-Star break, in a best-case scenario. It thus remains more likely than not that Wright won’t suit up for the Mets this season.