David Wright took ground balls on the infield Friday afternoon at Citi Field, according to Mike Kerwick of the Bergen Record.
Update – 4:12 p.m.: “He’ll play again [this season]. I don’t know how much, but he’ll play again,” Terry Collins said of Wright, according to Kerwick.
Wright has been on the disabled list with a hamstring strain since early August. Last week, he told reporters that he expects to return at some point before the end of this season.
Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer
He started light baseball activity last week, hitting off a tee and playing catch. It seems, based on Kerwick’s tweet, that he’s now fielding, as well. The buzz from Citi Field has been that he’d do light work this week with trainers in New York, and — if all goes well — then go to St. Lucie early next week to begin a more intense rehab.
I’ve heard, best case, he gets back the first week of September, though it’s more likely to be after that. If that’s the case, I don’t understand why they wouldn’t just shut him down. I know he’s got a lot of pride, and I’ve heard it’s VERY important to him that he ends the season on the field with his teammates. But, long term, is that what’s best?