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Mets' David Wright set to play on Sept. 29

Mets' David Wright set to play on Sept. 29

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.

With that in mind, Wright will forever be remembered as a key player in Mets history, and seeing him give his conference Thursday was rough.

- After a two-year absence from the field, third baseman David Wright, the longtime captain of the New York Mets, will return to the baseball diamond one final time and then call it a career. 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.

Although not officially retiring, Wright is not expected to play again after this season.

Wright said that he addressed his teammates before coming out for the press conference and joked that he hoped he was done crying.




The 35-year-old last played in the majors on May 27, 2016, as he has been sidelined by back, shoulder and neck issues related to the spinal stenosis he has suffered from for many years.

"It's truly been an honor to take the field with you and serve as your captain".

"The way I feel right now and from everything that the doctors have told me, there's not gonna be any improvement", he said. "So, yeah, I don't see that as a possibility".

"When I really started ramping up baseball stuff. when I woke up in the mornings, something is always a concern", Wright said. However, Wright will make an appearance in one last game during the Mets' final home stand of the season.

Wright spent 13 seasons in the heart of the Mets' lineup, reaching seven All-Star teams, winning two Gold Glove Awards and two Silver Slugger Awards along the way.


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