New York Mets captain David Wright played in a simulated game at Citi Field on Saturday afternoon and did not disappoint in his first action against MLB pitching in, what one would imagine, quite a while.
Here’s a video from SNY’s Steve Gelbs of Wright’s opposite-field home run off of Tim Peterson. This was wonderful to see, even from a side angle.
Wright homers to right center off of Tim Peterson pic.twitter.com/0OQRCPnPvd
— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) September 8, 2018
After the simulated game, and seemingly right on time, Wright clarified the current situation between himself and the Mets, considering the number of conflicting reports that have been coming out over the last week or so.
As per Erin Fish of MLB.com, Wright says “there is no rift between him and the Mets” and that “he is going to meet with Jeff Wilpon later this week […] to discuss his plan moving forward”.
Tim Healey of Newsday notes that “it’s not normal for an injured player to meet with ownership before coming back from an injury”, which holds credence if compared to the “anything but normal” course of events the David Wright saga has taken.
Also from Healey, Wright “reiterated that he expects to play this year” and confirmed that he is playing in another simulated game on Tuesday.
Wright, 35, went 8-for-51 in 15 rehab games before rejoining the Mets to continue his rehabbing process last weekend.
We will keep you posted as more information becomes available.