David Wright went 1-for-5 with a run scored in against the Cardinals’ minor leaguers today.
Wright served as the designated hitter – he did not play the field.
Wright has been participating in baseball activities since Friday and has taken batting practice in each of the last two days.
“Everything seems to be on track for him for Opening Day,” Anthony DiComo of MLB.com said on Sunday.
On Saturday, Sandy Alderson said he believes Wright’s goal of being ready for Opening Day is still realistic, although not a certainty, according to Marc Carig of Newsday.
If Wright needs to be placed on the disabled list, the Mets can backdate his stint by 10 days, so long as he does not appear in a Major League game this week.
Michael Baron, Contributor
As is the case with Daniel Murphy, I wouldn’t be surprised if Wright only appears in minor league games for the rest of the week. If he suffers a setback after appearing in a Major League game, the Mets would lose the luxury of backdating an assignment to the disabled list, which would unquestionably cause Wright to miss more than the first five days of the season. Besides, the rules can be bent in minor league games, as Wright could be allowed to get at-bats in every inning, thus maximizing his plate appearances over the next four days or so.