New York Mets Amazin’ News 8/23/17: David Wright Plays, Kevin McGowan Debuts 2
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 18: David Wright #5 of the New York Mets rounds the bases in the ninth inning afafter hitting his second home run of the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on April 18, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Mets won 5-2. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

For the first time in over a year, New York Mets captain David Wright took the field as an active player Tuesday night.

Batting third and serving as the designated hitter for the High-A St. Lucie Mets, David Wright went hitless in four at-bats.

How he fared at the plate, however, is irrelevant. All that matters is how he felt physically. Wright claimed that his back felt good after the game during a lengthy interview with SportsNet New York.

Wright admitted during the interview that “there’s still quite a bit to go to get to where I want to be” and that “there are going to be some challenges ahead, but it was a good first step.”

After beginning his rehab assignment last night, Wright is continuing to prove his doubters wrong and is inching closer towards a return to the Mets lineup.

Another Mets Debut

Mets reliever Kevin McGowan made his first career MLB appearance Tuesday against Arizona and recorded his first career strikeout. The 25-year-old went 1.1 innings, allowed two hits, one run, and walked two.

Despite the shaky beginning to his big-league career, the righty was all smiles during his postgame interview.

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