David Wright Will Play His Last Game on Mets Final Homestand

David Wright

Wright will be activated from the disabled list on September 25 for the Mets' final homestand, and he'll start on September 29.

Those words seemed unlikely, as Wright hadn't played in a big league game since 2016.

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. "I can not express my gratitude and appreciation for everything this organization has done and continues to do for me".

"I said it when I was a younger player, and I'll say it again: I truly bleed orange and blue", Wright said.

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"The way I feel right now and from everything that the doctors have told me, there's not gonna be any improvement", he said.

And, while he will be back on the field, Wright said he didn't see the possibility of his baseball career extending beyond 2018 as a possibility due to his health issues.

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.

Wright is a career.296 hitter in the majors, with 242 home runs and 970 RBIs. 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.

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