(PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla.) — The New York Mets need all the help they can get on offense, and luckily for them, third baseman David Wright pronounced himself good to go as the season is set to start on Monday.
Wright returned to spring training action recently, and feels healthy enough to play opening day.
While playing for the United States in the World Baseball classic, Wright suffered a strained intercostal muscle on his left side that put his status for the start of the season in doubt. Wright has been playing in minor league games, but hasn’t faced Major League caliber pitching since the WBC. Wright still thinks he’s on track to play at full strength when the season starts.
“I’ve said all along the same, and that hasn’t changed to this point,” Wright said.
“The game action on the minor league fields, I think, helped me feel a little more comfortable today,” Wright said on Friday. “Everything’s good.”
With the team in a transition period, Wright is by far the most important player on the team right now. The six-time All Star has spent his entire nine year career with the Mets, and signed an eight year contract extension with the club earlier in the offseason.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN