With most strained and pulled muscles, a sound approach is whatever timetable is given just add a week.
Given that, I don’t see why the Mets seem to be rushing David Wright, who sustained a strained left intercostal muscle while at the WBC. I also don’t see why Wright is rushing himself.
WRIGHT: Needs to slow down.
Didn’t anybody learn anything from the Johan Santana fiasco? What is to be gained by him playing in a handful of games? Could it be nobody wants to point a finger at the WBC? Could it be that both parties want to put their handling of the injury on the back burner?
Wright made it to the field yesterday, getting five at-bats in a pair of minor league games, but not playing defense. For that, he’s taking ground balls from third base coach Tim Teufel.
In both cases, he didn’t face anything coming to close to the actual speed of a major league game.
Wright says he feels better, which is positive news. He said he’s optimistic about Opening Day, which is what you would expect h...