David Wright will begin his rehab Tuesday night in a Class-A game with St. Lucie.
The third baseman — who hasn’t played in a major league game since May 27, 2016 — will be the designated hitter in a game at Port Charlotte. He’s suffered a herniated disc in his neck and spinal stenosis.
Mets GM Sandy Alderson said last week that he’s “not going to tell Wright it is not” realistic for him to play this season.
Alderson had added that he wouldn’t pressure Wright, who is 34, into making a decision about retiring.
Wright is signed through 2020 and owed $47 million after this season.