Mets activate David Wright from disabled list

Scooby Axson
Friday September 20th, 2013

David Wright of the Mets will be one of the captains for the Home Run Derby. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) Mets slugger David Wright is back after a six-week absence due to a hamstring injury. (Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Mets activated third baseman David Wright from the 15-day disabled list and he will bat third against the Philadelphia Phillies Friday night, the team announced.

Wright missed the previous six weeks with a Grade 3 right hamstring strain after trying to beat out an infield single in an Aug. 2 game against the Kansas City Royals.

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"I think that it takes a little bit of time to get into that baseball shape, and I'm getting pretty close," Wright said this week. "I feel as good as I can. It's tough being away from doing those types of things for so long and all of a sudden doing that and trying to rush everything as soon as possible."

Wright, 30, was batting .309 with 16 home runs and 54 RBI with a .904 OPS in 105 games this season.

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