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David Wright could begin rehab assignment Wednesday

Jul 9, 2011, 10:50 PM EST

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Mets third baseman David Wright ran at nearly full speed Saturday in Port St. Lucie, Florida for the first time since landing on the disabled list in mid-May with a stress fracture in his lower back.

He reported no abnormal pain or discomfort during or after the workout, according to ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin, and is aiming to begin playing in minor league rehab games by the middle of next week.

Wright will run the bases and do some sliding exercises on Monday. He’s hoping to then gain medical clearance from team trainers on Tuesday.

Mets manager Terry Collins told reporters that the 28-year-old could need between 30-40 minor league at-bats in order to get his timing right. Assuming that plan is carried out, Wright should be back around July 22.

  1. adenzeno - Jul 10, 2011 at 8:20 AM

    No ABNORMAL pain(I will forgo the Young Frankenstein jokes)-It is easy to forget that all professional athletes play with some sort of pain almost every single day of their careers and live with it afterwards.

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