Martino added that sources close to Wright said that there seemed to be a real chance the third baseman will join the Mets when rosters expand in September.
The clock on his 20-day rehab expires in four days, which happens to land exactly when big league rosters expand on September 1.
Wright is out of the lineup tonight for the second consecutive night, Mets manager Mickey Callaway told reporters this afternoon that this is because Wright “just doesn’t feel comfortable playing three in a row at this point.”
The 33-year old has appeared in 10 games with St. Lucie and is hitting 6-for-32 with a double and two RBI. He has looked much more comfortable at the plate of late, as all six of his hits have come in his last 18 at-bats.
These next few days will provide a clearer picture of whether or not the Captain will be able to complete his return to the Majors in 2018.
It is easy to root for David Wright. He has no quit in him and is fighting to return not for money or fame, but for the Love of the Game. If there is anyone that deserves to don the orange and blue just one more time, it is him.