Although there are only 19 games left in the season, Mets third baseman David Wright, who has been out since early August after straining his hamstring, continues to rehab as he nears his return.
Wright was rehabbing in Florida until a few days ago (when there was no personnel left for him to rehab with). He re-joined the team last night, took grounders before the game, and ran in the outfield. Today, he ran the bases for the first time since his injury. Tweets Roger Rubin:
Mets David Wright ran the bases for the first time since he injured his hamstring. Said “it felt good.” Run bases is his last hurdle.
— Roger Rubin (@RogRubin) September 11, 2013
With Savannah being the only Mets minor league affiliate still active, Wright won’t have a chance to get into any rehab games before being activated from the disabled list.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Wright will run the bases again tomorrow, and will “ramp up” his activity over the weekend if all goes well.
There are some people who want David Wright to shut it down for the rest of the year, but those people aren’t citing any concrete reasons. Wright is one of the hardest workers in baseball, and feels that he owes it to himself and his teammates to get back out there as long as he’s healthy.
Wright wants to finish this season on the field with his teammates, not watching from the dugout. If he’s deemed healthy, there’s no reason why he should be denied that opportunity.