Mets' Wright to return for final game September 29

We’ll wonder about David Wright the player — we won’t about the person

We’ll wonder about David Wright the player — we won’t about the person

New York's captain - who was diagnosed with spinal stenosis in 2015 and hasn't played in the majors since 2016 - will return to the team and be activated for their final homestand of the 2018 season at Citi Field starting September 25.

Although Wright did not say that he will officially retire, he conceded that his physical condition will not improve and doesn't think playing beyond that game will be possible.

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

While Wright, a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover and two-time Silver Slugger Award victor, won't be playing that night, he will start at third base on Saturday, September 29.

"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. "So yeah, I don't see [playing beyond September] as a possibility".

Wright appeared in 12 rehab games in August, hitting a combined.171 with a double and two RBIs in 41 at-bats for Class A St. Lucie and Triple-A Las Vegas. In 6869 plate appearances, all coming with the Mets, he posted a superlative.296/.376/.491 batting line with 242 home runs and 196 stolen bases.

"When I really started ramping up baseball stuff. when I woke up in the mornings, something is always a concern", Wright said.

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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