Collins hopes Wright gets some AB’s next week

David Wright 2 polaroidDavid Wright fielded ground balls and hit off a tee in the batting cages, according to the team’s beat reporters on Twitter.

Wright said he did not have any pain when he was swinging, and maintained his goal of being ready for Opening Day.

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Sandy Alderson believes Wright’s goal of being ready for Opening Day is still realistic, although not a certainty.

Wright was diagnosed with a strained intercostal muscle last week and received a cortisone shot at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York.

4:22 pm: Terry Collins hopes Wright will get some at-bats sometime next week (Castillo, Star Ledger).

Michael Baron, Contributor

This is all very good news. He still has to see how the muscle responds to the work he did today, but things are definitely looking better for Wright’s availability on Opening Day. Hopefully there are no setbacks, he can continue to increase his workload, and appear in a game sometime before the team travels to New York next Saturday.