New York Mets third baseman David Wright is back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Texas Rangers.
Wright has been out with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder. He is batting third and playing third base.
The club was hopeful that Wright would return Friday for the start of a 10-game homestand but he was unable to go. Wright missed the final six games of a 1-7 road trip and left the Mets a season-worst 10 games out of first place in the National League East after being swept in a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves.
Wright was not with the team in Atlanta, instead receiving treatment in New York on his non-throwing shoulder that forced him out of the June 26 game at the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Mets avoided placing Wright on the 15-day disabled list while playing a man short for the past seven games. Eric Campbell filled in for Wright at third base.
Wright had a 10-game hitting streak in which he was batting .385 with two home runs and seven RBIs despite dealing with discomfort in the shoulder for more than two weeks.
For the season, Wright is batting .277 with six homers and 41 RBIs.