David Wright continued his attempted comeback Friday night, playing his first game in the field for Class-A St. Lucie. In five innings at third base, Wright caught a pop up, had one clean ground ball and made a fielding error on another grounder to third. He got his first hit, a single, and finished 1-for-3 with two strikeouts.
Wright has not played in a major league game since May 27, 2016. He was sidelined with a herniated disc in his neck, which required surgery. The 34-year-old Mets captain has played in just 75 regular-season games since 2015. He was initially diagnosed with spinal stenosis in early 2015. He missed 115 games learning to deal with a degenerative spine issue before coming back late in the season for the Mets’ playoff run to the World Series.
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