David Wright spoke with reporters and is on his way to Port St. Lucie to begin his rehab, the team announced.
As he’s said before, Wright fully intends on returning this season. ”It’s pretty much against everything I believe in to shut it down,” Wright said about shutting it down for the rest of this season.
Wright has been on the disabled list since suffering a strained hamstring earlier this month while running out a single.
Once he gets to Lucie, Wright will start tracking pitches and taking swings, before playing in minor league games next week as a designated hitter.
Terry Collins said there is no set timetable for his return and that Wright’s progress will determine when that happens.
“It’s a process and one thing David realizes is he’s not going to take a chance to have this become chronic, where every year we’ve got to police it.”
“He’s going to do it the right way and, when that time comes, he’ll be back here. Is it going to be seven days, 10 days, 14 days? I have no idea.