The Mets continue to handle David Wright with kid gloves, which is the only way to go. Wright, who has yet to play in an exhibition game this spring, singled in five at-bats in a minor-league intrasquad game today. Wright didn’t play in the field.
As of now, the plan is to get Wright into a dozen exhibition games, and there’s no idea as to how many games he’ll play this season.
Wright will play in minor league games Tuesday and Thursday, andÂ possibly getting in a regular season game for the first time on Friday.
“You don’t know what to expect your first time taking at-bats as far as timing and stuff, and that was really secondary to going out there, simulating some at-bats in a game-like situation,” Wright told TCPalm.com. “Taking some swings, trying to run to first base, run the bases a little bit – I thought it went great. Obviously, the biggest thing now is try to get some timing, but I feel mechanically health-wise, I thought it worked out great. Now it’s just a matter of doing it over and over again.”
Wright does up to 90 minutes of stretching and exercising prior to each game, so even if he’s not playing his body is taking a toll.
So, even if you don’t notice Wright’s name in a box score, understand he’s still working and his body is being taxed. Hopefully, it will pay off.