According to SNY’s Matt Dunn, David Wright said he expects to leave for Arizona to join his teammates in World Baseball Classic either March 2 or 3.
Wright is sorry he is leaving camp, because he wants to spend as much time as possible getting to know the new players. However, he wants to represent his country – ultimately he feels playing in the WBC is the right choice.
Wright will be playing for Team USA, which begins play on March 8 against Team Mexico at Chase Field in Phoenix.
In the 2009 WBC, Wright hit .281 with five RBI in 32 at-bats for Team USA. He went on to hit .307 with ten home runs and 72 RBI in 618 plate appearances during the regular season that year.