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With David Wright's return as an active player upon us, the Mets' plan for his use this weekend is coming into focus.
As Mickey Callaway said on Thursday, there is a decent chance Wright will pinch-hit on Friday, which would be his first major league game action since May 27, 2016.
Here's our understanding of the rest of the plan:
Pinch hit or not, Wright is not expected to play defense on Friday. Then on Saturday, he will of course start at third base in front of what the team expects will be a sellout crowd. The pregame introductions and first inning will surely be dramatic and emotional for Wright and Mets fans.
Wright will probably bat twice, although that is subject to change based on the flow of the game. He's expected to play four or five innings in the field.
After the game, there will be a tribute video about Wright's career, and Wright will likely return to the field for one more appearance in front of fans. It sounds like details of that postgame appearance are still being worked out.