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David Wright could be back next week

The Mets could be adding the final piece to their playoff run soon.

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David Wright hasn't played for the Mets since April, but he could be back in a major league lineup soon. He's been playing for the St. Lucie Mets in High-A, and per his own timetable, was hoping to "take around 21 at-bats, the same number of minor league at-bats as he did when rehabbing from [a] stress fracture in his lower back four years ago".

Thus far he's taken 16 at-bats, and posted a line of .286/.375/.286 with a wOBA of .327 and a wRC+ of 110. While those numbers aren't great, the results aren't truly important for Wright's rehab assignment. What is important however is that he feels healthy, and can play on a regular basis. Wright has yet to take the field on back-to-back days, but it's likely that he'll do so soon, as the Mets seem to be targeting Monday for his return.

The Mets are going to be cautious with Wright early on in his return, and considering that he's suffering from spin stenosis, they don't want him making two cross-country flights in a span of two days. Once they make it to Philadelphia, they're set to for a six game home-stand against the Red Sox, and Phillies, and are then off to Miami and Washington.

Since the trade deadline, the Mets have had the eighth best offense according to fWAR, and 13th by wOBA and wRC+. They're 10-5 in August, and with Wright's impending addition next week, they could begin to look like a World Series favorite.