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While it may still be a long shot for David Wright to return from the DL this season, he sure isn't keeping the odds from allowing him to try. Wright has been working hard on his rehab and is starting to make progress. Whether that progress is enough to get him back on the field this season remains to be seen, but it's a start.
According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Wright was spotted running in the outfield yesterday. It was a positive sign that he was able to test him ailing hamstring.
Photo courtesy Adam Rubin
Wright means the world to the Mets, so they do not want to rush him back. There is no reason for Wright to return if it means jumping the gun on his recovery. The Mets may be building toward a future that could have them competitive as early as next year, but bringing Wright back this season won't help if he's not 100 percent.
Wright, who has suffered his fair share of injuries this season, has had another solid season. He hit .309/.391/.512 this season in 103 games. That gave him his highest OPS since 2008. Wright also made his seventh All-Star Game this season.
If he can come back this season, it will be a treat for the fans. If he can't, it's no big deal as long as he can return next year.
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The results came via MRI on Monday and he will more than likely be shut down for the rest of the season, and will probably require Tommy John surgery to fix the damage.
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If Harvey requires Tommy John surgery, he will likely miss the entire 2014 season...
Young, Jr. – LF
Murphy – 2B
Byrd – RF
Davis – 1B
Flores – 3B
Lagares – CF
d’Arnaud – C
Quintanilla – SS
Matsuzaka – RHP
— MetsBlog.com (@metsblog) August 23, 2013
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— Detroit Tigers (@tigers) August 23, 2013
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