Mets' David Wright set to play on September 29

Ruben Hill
September 14, 2018

Finally, New York Mets third baseman David Wright is going to play a major league game again.

Wright will be activated for the homestand beginning September 25 and start at third base September 29 against the Miami Marlins. "To my teammates, coaches, and staff, it's certainly been the honor of a lifetime to take the field with you and serve as your captain". "To the fans: words can't express my gratitude and appreciation for always having my back".

Although Wright did not say that he will officially retire, he conceded that his physical condition will not improve and doesn't think playing beyond that game will be possible.

Wright has two more years and $27 million remaining after this season on the eight-year, $138 million contract he signed in November 2012.

Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon and Senior VP of Baseball Operations John Ricco joined Wright for an emotional news conference prior to the club's doubleheader against Miami to make the announcement, ending speculation on whether or not the seven-time All-Star would return. "So yeah, I don't see [playing beyond September] as a possibility".

Wright began a minor league rehab assignment with high Class-A St. Lucie on August 12 and was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on August 28.

Mets players were watching as Wright addressed the media. Over 1,583 career games he slashed.296/.376/.491 with 1,777 hits, 242 home runs, 970 RBI and 196 stolen bases. He earned $20 million this season, a portion of which the Mets have recouped via insurance while he's been on the disabled list.

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