Mets 3B David Wright returns to lineup Saturday

David Wright returns after a seven game absence. Photo:

David Wright returns after a seven game absence.

Mets third baseman David Wright will return from a seven game absence on Saturday night when New York hosts the Rangers, the team tweeted. 

The 31-year-old seven-time All-Star had been out with a bruised right rotator cuff. He had targeted a Friday return but heavy rains prevented him from going through a rigorous workout. Eric Campbell will return to a reserve role after handing a majority of the time in Wright's absence. 

The Mets are 38-48 -- fourth in the NL East -- heading into Saturday night's game. 

--Marc Weinreich 

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