Alderson: Mets will limit Wright to 130 games

February 14th, 2016

The Mets are going to be cautious with David Wright this season.

Wright, who missed four months last season with spinal stenosis in his lower back, will be limited to a maximum of 130 games, general manager Sandy Alderson told the New York Post on Saturday.

"We're going to make sure that he's not overworked," Alderson told the paper. "So it's important for us to find somebody who can play 30 games or so at third base when he's not in there. But I think we have to be realistic, and not expect that he's going to be an absolute everyday [player] out there playing 150 or 155 games. That's not going to happen."

Anderson also said that Wright likely would sit against a right-handed pitcher with Neil Walker or Asdrubal Cabrera, both switch-hitters, shifting to third. Wilmer Flores also is an option.

Wright, 33, hit .289/.379/.434 with five home runs in 38 regular-season games before appearing in all 14 of New York's postseason games.