Sitting on the padded dugout bench along the third-base line at Tradition Field Sunday morning, minutes after returning to Mets camp from a 15-day absence, David Wright admitted pain from his moderate intercostal muscle strain lingered in his left side. The discomfort, he explained, was not as significant as it was earlier in the week, when he was pulled from the World Baseball Classic at the zenith of his celebrity. But it was there. The cortisone shot team doctors administered Friday at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan had not taken full effect.
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