As expected, David Wright said he hopes to return to the New York Mets this season, but there’s no timetable.
WRIGHT: No reason to rush him back.
Wright said the status of his “strained,’’ hamstring day-to-day, which is to say neither he nor the Mets have any idea of when he’ll be back at third base.
“I want to come back,’’ Wright told reporters today. “But, I also don’t want to re-injure it and have it become a chronic thing.’’
The Mets rushed players before, but the objectives of finishing .500 and/or second base aren’t enough to warrant the risk.
Wright takes care of himself, so it’s not inconceivable if he were not to come back this season, he would be ready for next season. However, if he were to play again and be re-injured there’s no telling how long he might be set back.
The Mets have exceed expectations, but that doesn’t warrant the risk of rushing Wright, because although they are playing better than hoped, the hopes are even greater for 2014.
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