Wright beginning to twist

June, 25, 2011
6/25/11
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David Wright is due to ramp up his physical activities today in Port St. Lucie.

"He is going to begin the process of getting himself in baseball condition," said Terry Collins, who spoke with Wright by telephone. "All he has been doing is riding a bike. So he's going to start running. He's going to start doing twisting exercises. They didn't want him to hit, which I thought was a good idea. They didn't want him to start swinging until he's done a bunch of twisting, and got his body in better shape. ... We've got to get him a little more flexible, some twisting stuff. He'll do that for a few days and then he'll start hitting midweek. He'll probably do that five or six days before he's ready to play [in a rehab game]."

Asked if the Mets' second-half opener on July 15 against the Phillies at Citi Field is a realistic return date for Wright, Collins called it "feasible."

Collins said he plans to go to Florida during the All-Star break to watch Wright.
Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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