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Wright plans to visit Mets in San Diego

Third baseman doing physical therapy with back specialist in LA

NEW YORK -- Injured third baseman David Wright plans to take a break from his physical therapy this week in California, joining the Mets for a day in San Diego.

Wright, who has been undergoing physical therapy with a back specialist outside of Los Angeles for the past week, plans to drive down to Petco Park on Tuesday to spend some time with his teammates, according to manager Terry Collins.

"I told him that our guys are really excited," said Collins, who spoke with Wright about the plan this weekend. "If he could get down, that would be great for us -- and for him also. I just know his presence in the clubhouse, the way he has the ability to get guys to kick it in a little bit, we need it."

The Mets still have no timetable on a return for Wright, who has been on the disabled list since April 15. Doctors recently diagnosed him with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.

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