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Mets Plan To Start David Wright One Last Game

Mets Plan To Start David Wright One Last Game”

During a press conference at Citi Field on Thursday, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced that Wright would be activated for New York's final homestand, which begins on September 25.

In 13 seasons with the Mets, Wright is a career.296 hitter with 242 home runs and 970 RBI.

He opened Thursday's press conference with a joke, laughing as he said, "This kind of caught me off guard - I thought we were going to announce an extension today".

"To the fans, words can't express the gratitude and appreciation for always having my back". Wright will be active and in uniform, perhaps pinch hitting and stuff during their series against the Braves mid-week, but starting at third base against the Marlins on Saturday the 29. September 25 marks the beginning of their final homestand.

"I don't see (more) as a possibility", Wright told reporters about playing in 2019. If Wright does, in fact, retire, the Mets will be off the hook for the $27 million he is still owed for the final two seasons of the eight-year, $138 million contract he signed with the team December of 2012.

Wright's scheduled return date marks the end of a long road back to the major leagues for the seven-time All-Star. Wright, who has been with the Mets since 2004 and has dealt with over two years of injuries and rehab, said on Thursday that he will play with the Mets for their final homestand this season. "Whether it's my back, my neck, my shoulder, some days that pain in any one of those three areas, or all three of the areas, can be moderate and manageable".

"I would say once I started ramping up, and definitely in the games, is when physically I knew that I couldn't do it. And there are some days where it was too painful to think about baseball".



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