David Wright took batting practice on Wednesday and could return from neck spasms on Thursday.

Regardless of when he comes back, he’s not interested in being shut down for the rest of the season.
“My goal is to get healthy as can be as quickly as can be and try to finish strong,” Wright said before the Mets’ 3-2 loss to the Braves at Citi Field. “And hopefully that will allow me to springboard into next year.”

It’s easy to understand why the third baseman would want to turn his focus to 2015 after what has been a disappointing season for him and the organization.

“You come here and this game is hard enough,” Wright said. “Then you get little things that bother you and that compounds things.”

Wright said his neck felt better, and if he doesn’t have a setback, manager Terry Collins said he could be back in the lineup for Thursday’s series finale against Atlanta.

“He did some stuff and we need to see how he comes out of it,” Collins said.

Daniel Murphy also was out again with a strained calf. The second baseman felt slightly better, but mostly just rested the calf.