While the Mets prepare (apparently) to bid adieu to one slugger, they are expected to welcome another one back tonight, as David Wright is all set to come off the disabled list. Out since mid-May with a lower vertebrae stress fracture, Wright went 10 for 21 during a rehab stint in the Florida State League. Prior to being disabled, Wright hit .226 with 6 homers and 26 RBI. Nick Evans is expected to be returned to Buffalo in make room for Wright.
WFAN’s Ed Coleman reported that injured ace Johan Santana is set for an August 21 return. That report however was quickly refuted by at least two other sources. There has been no official word from the team on this–but why let that stand in the way of a good story?