New York Mets third baseman David Wright appears to be ready to go for
the team’s Opening Day matchup against the San Diego Padres, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.
Wright told reporters that he felt “pretty good” after
playing in Friday’s spring training contest against the St. Louis Cardinals.
The third baseman went 0-for-3 at the plate but he was able to log five innings
at the hot corner. It was his first major league spring training action since
he strained his left intercostal muscle during the World Baseball Classic.
Wright agreed to a lucrative long-term contract extension
with the Mets this offseason. The team’s captain hit .306/.391/.492 with 41
doubles and 21 home runs over 670 plate appearances last season.
Beyond Wright, the Mets are also expecting to have Daniel Murphy – who’s been dealing with a strained right intercostal – to also be in
their Opening Day lineup.
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