New York Mets: David Wright up to Triple-A, but MLB Game Soon Unlikely
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright is moving up to Triple-A to continue his rehab assignment, but the New York Mets say it's unlikely the third baseman will play in the majors anytime soon as he attempts an arduous comeback from back and shoulder injuries.
Wright hasn't appeared in a big league game since May 2016. He batted .188 (6 for 32) with a double, two RBIs and two walks in 10 games at Class A St. Lucie this month, seeing considerable time in the field.
He was hoping to play a third day in a row Sunday but didn't feel comfortable and was given a couple of days off, manager Mickey Callaway said Monday in Chicago.
On a conference call Tuesday with reporters, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco said Wright frankly hasn't hit some of the benchmarks the team established for his rehab stint. But the Mets' captain will play a couple of games with Triple-A Las Vegas this week, as previously scheduled, to see how it goes.
Wright's 20-day rehab assignment expires Friday, and most minor league regular seasons are nearing an end this weekend.
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