Wright Throws From 90 Feet, Takes More Grounders At Third

Before today’s game at Citi Field, David Wright started throwing with Mets bench coach Gary DiSarcina from 90 feet as Mickey Callaway and Ruben Amaro Jr. both looked on. According to David Lennon of Newsday, he was throwing much harder as well.

Wright also fielded grounders at third, which Lennon says he looked pretty good doing. He even made one throw from third base to first where Jacob deGrom was standing, but he didn’t make any other throws from the hot corner.

– Josh Finkelstein –

Update- June 3

Tim Healey of Newsday reports that David Wright took the next step in his recovery today as he started fielding grounders at Citi Field today. However, he did not start throwing yet.

– Josh Finkelstein –

Original Post- May 31

According to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, New York Mets captain David Wright was throwing with team medical staff in the outfield grass at Citi Field today ahead of the team’s four-game series against the Cubs beginning tonight.

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson expects Wright to, “Transition into baseball activity within the next one-to-three weeks”.

It’s been over two years since Wright, now 35, has played in an MLB game. The thirteen-year veteran is a seven-time National League All-Star, two-time Gold Glove winner at third base, and two-time Silver Slugger award winner.

Wright has a career slash line of .296/.376/.491. He ranks first in team history in wins above replacement among position players (50.4), runs scored (949), hits (1,777), doubles (390), runs batted in (970), and is second to only Daryll Strawberry in home runs (242).

Wright has undergone a multitude of major surgeries (back, shoulder, neck) since being diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2015. His most recent afflictions have dealt with shoulder issues stemming from a herniated disk in his neck.

David Wright is currently on the 60-man disabled list but has repeatedly confirmed that he is going to give his all to return to the field again for the New York Mets.

This seems like it could be one of the first steps in that process.

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