Mets news: David Wright to increase baseball activity on Monday
David Wright, on the disabled list since April 15 due to a strained right hamstring, is set to increase his baseball activity on Monday.
Wright plans to take grounders and do some running on Monday, the first time he will have done either since suffering his injury while sliding into second base on a steal attempt on April 14 at Citi Field.
After the injury, it was revealed that Wright had a mild strain, and the estimate was that he would be out three weeks. Sandy Alderson recently said that Wright was on track to be activated as soon as he’s eligible, which is April 30.
While it’s still possible that Wright will be activated from the disabled list on April 30, Terry Collins told reporters on Sunday that it would be “really good” if Wright was able to return on Saturday, May 2 when the Mets host the Nationals.
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After Wright resumes taking grounders and running, it’s likely that the next step will be getting back in the cage and hitting, and it’s a safe bet that he’ll play in a few rehab games before returning – possibly with High-A St. Lucie or Double-A Binghamton.
When Wright does return, it’s close to certain that Danny Muno will be sent back to Triple-A Las Vegas, with Eric Campbell remaining with the club in a bench role.
In Wright’s stead, Campbell has hit .267/.400/.433 with a home run, two doubles, and five RBI in 30 at bats spanning 11 games.
It will be interesting to see how the lineup is constructed when Wright comes back, with Juan Lagares now in the second spot and producing and Curtis Granderson finally getting some good BABIP luck out of the leadoff spot.
Odds are that Wright will return to the second spot, with Lagares pushed back to sixth, but Terry Collins has lots of options with all of the Mets’ offensive pieces except for Daniel Murphy currently performing well.