Mets news: David Wright to resume baseball activity on Monday

By Danny Abriano

David Wright plans to resume baseball activity on Monday, just three days after being shut down due to lower back discomfort, Terry Collins told reporters on Sunday.

After an MRI on his back, it was revealed that Wright had no structural damage, and he was given anti-inflammatory medication he has since finished taking.

Wright landed on the disabled list on April 15 with a strained right hamstring, and his recovery had reached the point where he was scheduled to enter a rehab game this past weekend had the back issue not popped up.

Prior to the back issue occurring, the thought was that Wright would return this coming week, perhaps as early as May 12 against the Cubs in Chicago.


If Wright does indeed resume baseball activity on Monday and he’s not in any way limited, it’s safe to figure that his activation from the disabled will to occur relatively soon as long as all goes as planned.

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As is noted above, Wright had reached the point in his recovery from the hamstring injury where he had passed all hurdles needed to enter rehab games. Once Wright does play in his first rehab game, he’ll likely be only a few days away from rejoining the Mets – perhaps as early as this coming weekend at Citi Field against the Brewers.

Without Wright and injured catcher Travis d’Arnaud – out for the last 20 days with a broken hand – the Mets’ offense has floundered, though they did score seven runs on Sunday against the Phillies. Overall, though, the team is at or near the bottom of the league in runs scored and home runs in May.

When Wright returns, the Mets will likely demote Johnny Monell to Triple-A Las Vegas in order to make room.

Monell was called up last week when the Mets determined that they needed another lefty bat for the bench for the time being.