David Wright goes 3-0 in debut in 2018 with St. Lucie

David Wright goes 3-0 in debut in 2018 with St. Lucie

New York Mets third baseman David Wright admitted feeling "butterflies" while playing his first game in almost a year, starting on his last comeback to baseball on Sunday. Wright went 3-0 with two strikeouts in five innings playing for the Class A branch, St. Lucie, who lost 4-1 to Clearwater. "It was good to get out," Wright told reporters after the game. "Fortunately the results will come, but for now, get three at-bats, go out and play on the field for five innings, see some pitches, see a really dominant pitching … it was good to be challenged that early. Everything is happiness. '' If you want to receive the best information from the sports world, download the App now.
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Wright has not played with the Mets since May 27, 2016, after undergoing multiple surgeries on his shoulder, back and neck. The attempt to return last season in the Minor Leagues was cut on August 26 before additional shoulder and back procedures, and had another setback in March that forced him to take two months off. It has been limited to 75 games of season. regular since 2015.Wright said he would like to play some more games with St. Lucie next week, but he must be realistic about the process of getting back in shape. "What I've noticed, in these last two months of baseball rehabilitation, is that I certainly need rest days periodically, "he said. '' We're going to see that when we start programming next week or so. '' Wright, 35, is under contract with the Mets until the 2020 season and is owed $ 27 million over the next two years. He said his goal is still to return to the Mets by the end of the season. "I would not be here, in sunny Florida, at 95 degrees, dripping with sweat if I did not think I could go back," Wright said.
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