David Wright Will Play His Last Game on Mets Final Homestand

14 September, 2018, 10:24 | Author: Suzanne Horton
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As is typical for the Mets there has been confusion as to what the actual plan was, with Wright strongly suggesting he was ready to play while the Mets seemed inclined to hold him back.

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

Wright is now slated to start at third base for the Mets on Saturday, Sept. 29, and it sounds as though that start could mark the final game of a brilliant career that was unfortunately cut short by significant injuries.

It isn't the way he wanted to end his career, but David Wright will be taking one last set of swings as the third baseman for the New York Mets. "To the fans, words can't address my gratitude".

"The way I feel right now and from everything the doctors have told me, there's not going to be an improvement", Wright said when asked if he could play beyond 2018.


"To my teammates, coaches and staff, it's truly been an honor of a lifetime to take the field with you and serve as your captain", Wright said.

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.

"I always wanted to be on the field again to have my daughter see me play", Wright said. "And there are some days where it was too painful to think about baseball".

In 13 seasons with the Mets, Wright - a seven-time All-Star - has hit.296/.376/.491 with 242 homers, 390 doubles, 970 RBI, and 949 runs scored.

Some have suggested that the Mets' inclination was financially-motivated in that, as long as Wright is on the disabled list, insurance will cover much of his salary.

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