Wright could make spring debut on Monday

Wright could make spring debut on Monday

VIERA, Fla. -- Mets third baseman David Wright could make his Grapefruit League debut as soon as Monday, depending on how he feels in the morning.

Wright participated in another full day of drills in Port St. Lucie on Sunday with no problems, putting him on track for an early-week return.

Still recovering from a strained left abdominal muscle, Wright will speak to manager Terry Collins and trainer Ray Ramirez on Monday morning before deciding whether to join the Mets for their 1:05 p.m. ET game against the Cardinals at Jupiter. If he does not return Monday, Wright will almost certainly make his debut at home on Tuesday against the Braves.

The Mets also received good news Sunday on outfielder Scott Hairston, who took a round of batting practice without issue, and center fielder Andres Torres, who woke up feeling "a lot better," according to Collins. A day earlier, Collins had been pessimistic about Torres' chances to be ready for Opening Day.