Wright time to report: right after Super Bowl

January, 9, 2013
1/09/13
1:01
PM ET

Scott Rovak/US Presswire
David Wright, who will represent Team USA in the WBC, plans to arrive in Florida right after the Super Bowl.


David Wright, traditionally an early reporter to spring training anyway, plans to arrive in Port St. Lucie, Fla., this year shortly after the Feb. 3 Super Bowl.

Mets position players officially report Feb. 16.

Wright, who will play for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic, said his offseason work in his native Virginia has not yet been accelerated in order to be at game speed by the tournament.

"Pretty much same routine as usual. I'll get down to Florida same time -- right after the Super Bowl," Wright indicated. "I'd like to see some live pitching a little sooner than usual just to try to prepare for the WBC. [Tim] Teufel lives down there, so I'm sure we will get together for some defensive stuff as well."

Team USA begins play in Arizona on March 8 against Mexico. Its first-round pool also includes Italy and Canada.
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.
Follow Adam on Twitter »  Chat archive »

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Bartolo Colon
WINS ERA SO IP
15 4.09 151 202
OTHER LEADERS
BAD. Murphy .289
HRL. Duda 30
RBIL. Duda 92
RD. Murphy 79
OPSL. Duda .830
ERAJ. Niese 3.40
SOZ. Wheeler 187