After taking a day off, New York Mets third baseman David Wright resumed his rehab assignment Thursday night at Class A Port St. Lucie.

It is the third rehab game for Wright, who will bat third and play third base. Wright was 1-for-3 while serving as the designated hitter Monday and played six innings in the field Tuesday, also going 1-for-3.

Wright has been sidelined since injuring his hamstring on April 14 in the Mets' eighth game of the season. He was diagnosed with spinal stenosis - a narrowing of the spinal column - in May and had been shut down from baseball activies until last week.

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Wright will be joined in the lineup by Mets center fielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, who is playing his first game since going on the disabled list on Aug. 2 due to a pinched nerve in his neck.