ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) New York Mets third baseman David Wright is ready to start a minor league rehab assignment as he works to come back from spinal stenosis.

The Mets announced before Sunday's game at Tampa Bay that Wright will be the designated hitter Monday night for Class A St. Lucie. He is scheduled to play in the field Tuesday.

Wright has played in just eight games this season.

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There has been no timetable announced for when Wright could rejoin the Mets.