There’s no quit in David Wright.
The Mets announced that Wright will play five innings at third base Sunday for Single-A St. Lucie at Clearwater.
Wright, 35, hasn’t played in a major-league game since late May of the 2016 season and the last time he appeared in a minor-league game was on Aug. 26, 2017.
The Mets’ captain has been slowly rehabbing from multiple surgeries to repair injuries to his shoulder, back and neck.
He suffered a setback in March in his latest attempt to get back to the majors after he was told he would have to shut down all baseball activities for two months.
“Hopefully I can start my spring training two months from now,” Wright said on March 14 after being examined by Dr. Robert Watkins in L.A. “That would be the goal.”
It was Dr. Watkins who performed back surgery on Wright last October.
Wright’s medical woes begin back in 2015 when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis and missed 115 games. Although he was able to return and play in the Mets’ run to the World Series that season, he only played 37 games the following season before needing neck surgery to fix a herniated disc.
Since the neck surgery, Wright has also had two separate procedures on his lower back and rotator cuff.
The seven-time All-Star has three years and $47 million left on his eight-year, $138 million contract extension he signed in November of 2012.