After he played in a minor league game today, the Mets softened their position on whether David Wright could be ready for Opening Day.
When Wright was pulled from the World Baseball Classic last week, manager Terry Collins was thinking a month. Not any longer.
“I would not be surprised if David Wright is there Opening Day,’’ Collins told reporters today. “There will be a lot of things considered here on Thursday or Friday.’’
The Mets are doing the right thing in that both Wright and Murphy are playing in minor league games, so if there was a setback and they had to start the season on the disabled list it could be backdated into spring training.
Among the variables Collins will consider is the weather, as the intercostal muscles both are fighting could be vulnerable to further injury in the cold.
Both players were 1-for-5 in minor league games yesterday.
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