David Wright’s injury woes are back, as the New York Mets third baseman is dealing with a back injury that forced him to miss Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals. However, he’s ready to return to the field.  

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Wright Active vs. Nationals

Wednesday, May 18

ESPN’s Adam Rubin reported Wright will play at third base and bat third in Wednesday’s game against Washington. 

Wright Remains Productive Offensive Option for Mets 

Wright got off to a solid start in 2015, but after eight games, he was shut down with a hamstring injury. He was later diagnosed with spinal stenosis after experiencing back pain, further delaying his return to the lineup. 

After returning on Aug. 24, Wright did put together a strong finish. The 32-year-old hit .289/.379/.434 in helping lead the Mets to their first division title and playoff appearance since 2006. 

However, the long-term effects of spinal stenosis have the Mets being cautious with Wright. General manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Post‘s Steve Serby (h/t New Jersey Advance Media’s Maria Guardado) in February the team was hopeful Wright could play in 130 games this season, automatically assuming he would need 32 games off.

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