Friday, March 07, 2014
Mets News: Wright and Murphy will play Friday against Cardinals
The Mets Captain David Wright says he is set to make his 2014 Grapefruit League debut on Friday at Tradition Field against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Manager Terry Collins had held Daniel Murphy and Wright out of the first week of exhibition games to attempt to minimize the risk of injury.
Both have been beset by side-muscle injuries in camp in recent years. Murphy also is expected to face the Cards in his first official exhibition appearance.
Wright says, "I felt like I got good work in. I felt I'm a lot more prepared now than I have been in recent spring trainings to enter games, and I think I'll get a little more out of it. As I've mentioned before, I wouldn't be able to get the [pregame preparation] work in if I were playing in the games. I faced some of the minor-league pitchers this past week. I faced Bobby a few times. And then on top of that I get a chance to go work on things that I think are beneficial to me.