Healthy Wright could actually hurt Mets

David's return may mean a playoff push -- and preempt a much-needed firesale in July

Updated: June 24, 2011, 9:39 AM ET
By Rob Parker | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- Finally, the New York Mets got good news on Thursday.

Or did they?

Injured third baseman David Wright was cleared to start baseball activities. That means Wright, on the 15-day disabled list with a lower-back stress fracture, could be back in baseball shape after rehab and be ready to play again after the All-Star break.

"He's going to have to exercise, progress to full baseball activity and then play in games," general manager Sandy Alderson said after the Mets' ...

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