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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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