Could it be?

After missing well over a year, Mets Captain David Wright could finally make his long awaited return sometime before the end of the season.

The 34 year-old third baseman went down in spring training with shoulder problems and has been out of action since. Over the past few years, Wright has also suffered a herniated disc in his neck as well as an ongoing battle with spinal stenosis.

In fact, he's only played in seventy five games since 2014. Many thought his career was over after his latest injury.

Mets manager Terry Collins said:

This is a huge step going forward. I talked to him the other day, just told him to make sure he’s smart about it, which he will [be], I’m sure. I know he’s just DH-ing, but I’m really anxious to see how he felt. I know it’ll be a little different, but we can use him here, for sure.

Collins is eyeing a September return for Wright to the Majors. Wright will play Tuesday with Class-A St. Lucie in Port Charlotte, as he begins rehab assignment.