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David Wright will be ready for Opening Day

Mar 29, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

David Wright AP AP

Finally some good news for the Mets.

Back when David Wright suffered an intercostal strain during the World Baseball Classic his status for Opening Day was very much in doubt, but he’s recovered quickly enough to be in the Game 1 lineup.

Wright had six plate appearances and played five innings defensively at third base in a minor-league game yesterday and is slated to play in a Grapefruit League game today, which would eliminate the ability to backdate a disabled list stint and signals the Mets have no worries about him being ready.

Wright injured his rib cage on March 14 while taking batting practice with Team USA and missed the remainder of the tournament. However, aside from missing 60 games in 2011 he’s played at least 144 games every year since 2005.

  1. historiophiliac - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    This in no way absolves the WBC nor does it invalidate anyone’s over-reaction. Just because everything worked out fine in time for the season doesn’t mean it is not a dangerous, harmful, naughty tournament.

  2. ryanrockzzz - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    Yea, Wright is lucky he didn’t get hurt even worse when the WBC pulled up to his house, threw him in the back of a van and forced him to play in that tournament right?

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