David Wright to play in Class A game Sunday – MLB.com

David Wright is finally returning to the field. The Mets announced on Saturday that their longtime third baseman will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday with Class A Advanced St. Lucie.

Wright is scheduled to play five innings at third base during the game in Clearwater, Fla., at 1 p.m. ET. It’s a major step forward for Wright in his rehab from his back, shoulder and neck issues stemming from the spinal stenosis he has had to manage in the past several years.

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David Wright is finally returning to the field. The Mets announced on Saturday that their longtime third baseman will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday with Class A Advanced St. Lucie.

Wright is scheduled to play five innings at third base during the game in Clearwater, Fla., at 1 p.m. ET. It’s a major step forward for Wright in his rehab from his back, shoulder and neck issues stemming from the spinal stenosis he has had to manage in the past several years.

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Tweet from @Mets: #DavidWright is scheduled to play five innings at third base tomorrow for the @stluciemets at Clearwater. #Mets pic.twitter.com/0iTFIfebBC

The 35-year-old hasn’t played in a professional game since a Minor League appearance on Aug. 27, 2017. His last Major League game was on May 27, 2016.

Wright has spent his entire career with the Mets, debuting in 2004 after New York drafted him in the first round in 2001. But his injuries have limited him to just 75 regular-season games since the start of 2015, and none over the last two-plus calendar years.

Wright is one of the best position players in Mets franchise history. A seven-time All-Star, Wright is New York’s all-time leader in hits (1,777), RBIs

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