David Wright Will Play His Last Game on Mets Final Homestand

Annette Crawford
September 14, 2018

Wright, who Wilpon referred to as "one of the finest players and people to ever wear the uniform - Mets uniform or any uniform", will be activated prior to the team's final homestand on Sept. 25, and will start at third base on Saturday, Sept. 29. "For me to play back-to-back games, it was just survival mode", Wright explained.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright announced Thursday afternoon that his playing career is likely over after the team's final homestand, citing health reasons.

"To the fans, words can't express the gratitude and appreciation for always having my back".

The seven-time All-Star last played for the Mets in May 2016 due to a series of neck and back injuries.


If Wright does retire at season's end, he will leave $27 million on the table between the last two seasons of his eight-year, $138 million contract.

The 35-year-old told reporters he wished things had turned out differently, but did not have any regrets about his career. "So, yeah, I don't see that as a possibility". He began his latest comeback in August at Class A St. Lucie, hitting a combined.171 with a double and two RBIs in 41 at-bats during 10 games for St. Lucie and two with Triple-A Las Vegas.

"I love the game; I love the relationships; I love the preparation; I love talking baseball, anything about the game", Wright said. 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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