The Mets are assuming David Wright will not be their Opening Day third baseman. That may be a no-brainer for most fans since Wright has not played a game since May 2016, but it’s been a tricky situation for the front office.

The face of the franchise has gone through three major surgeries and been diagnosed with spinal stenosis since 2015, but continues to work to get back on the field. Last winter, GM Sandy Alderson they were going into the season with the plan that Wright would be their everyday third baseman.

This winter, they are preparing for life without the team captain — for now.

“I think the fair way to characterize it is we’ll get to spring training, see how he feels,” Mets’ assistant GM John Ricco said Tuesday at the GM Meetings. “This isn’t something that has just been a couple months, so being fair to us and him we have to plan for him not to be ready. If he is, then we will look at that.”

But the Mets aren’t turning the page on Wright, who is owed $47 million over the rest of his contract that runs through 2020. Wright had surgery on his neck in June 2016 and shoulder surgery in September. He had surgery on his spine in October and will do his rehab near his home in California this winter.