New York Mets' third baseman, who has been out since straining his right hamstring on August 2, ran the bases on Wednesday at Citi Field. It was the first time Wright has run the bases and manager Terry Collins said Wright will repeat the process on Thursday.
As reported by Anthony DiComo and Chris Iseman of MLB.com, Collins said that Wright is making progress and hopes to have him "amp it up effort-wise" over the weekend. Collins hasn't set a time table on Wright's return, but Wright said he would go right back into the lineup when he is cleared to play.
"They originally told me six weeks, and I'm at five weeks now, so I
think I'm pretty close to that timeline," Wright said Monday.
"Originally, they told me it was a six-week injury. Two weeks in, they
told me it was a six-week injury. Nothing's changed."
The Mets are currently thin at third base with Wright's main backup, Justin Turner, also out with right hamstring strain. Josh Satin played third base on Wednesday, while Zach Lutz is behind him on the depth chart. Wilmer Flores can also play third base, but he's been hampered with ankle soreness this month.
Wright, who has played his entire Major League career with the Mets, is a career .301 hitter with 220 home runs and 872 runs batted in. Last season, Wright batted .306 with 41 doubles, 21 home runs and 93 runs batted in. This season, he has been limited to 105 games and has a .309 average with 16 home runs and 54 runs batted in.