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Wright to get 3 more starts before WBC

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- Terry Collins said David Wright will play in three more Grapefruit League games before departing for the World Baseball Classic.

David Wright

David Wright

#5 3B
New York Mets

2012 STATS

  • GM156
  • HR21

  • RBI93

  • R91

  • OBP.391

  • AVG.306

Collins said the script calls for Wright to start at third base and get three at-bats apiece against the Washington Nationals on Monday and St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. Wright then is due to DH on Friday against the Detroit Tigers.

He will depart next Saturday for Team USA, which will train and play first-round games in Phoenix.

Team USA faces Mexico on March 8, Italy on March 9 and Canada on March 10 at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Wright went 0-for-3 Saturday.