New York Mets third baseman David Wright will begin his rehab assignment Monday.
Wright will be the team's designated hitter Monday, then play third base Tuesday.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal column. Symptoms include "numbness, weakness, cramping, or pain in your arms or legs," according to the National Institues of Health. Wright had developed back pain in May, disrupting his rehab from a hamstring injury.
Wright is currently in the third year of an eight-year, $138 million contract. In eight games this season, Wright hit .333 with one home run and four RBIs.
In his career, the 32-year-old Wright is a .298 hitter with 231 home runs and 943 RBIs.
- Rohan Nadkarni