David Wright Will Return to Mets for One Final Time and Retire

David Wright Will Return to Mets for One Final Time and Retire

David Wright Will Return to Mets for One Final Time and Retire

"For me to play back-to-back games, it was just survival mode", Wright explained.

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.

During a press conference at Citi Field on Thursday, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced that Wright would be activated for New York's final homestand, which begins on September 25.

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He opened Thursday's press conference with a joke, laughing as he said, "This kind of caught me off guard - I thought we were going to announce an extension today". Wright, who has been with the Mets since 2004 and has dealt with over two years of injuries and rehab, said on Thursday that he will play with the Mets for their final homestand this season. "To my teammates, coaches and staff, it's certainly been the honor of a lifetime to take the field with you and serve as your captain". "To the fans, words can't address my gratitude".

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.

Wright will be activated for the homestand beginning September 25 and start at third base September 29 against the Miami Marlins.

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

Wright, a seven-time All-Star, spent the entirety of his 13-year career with the Mets, posting a cumulative slash line of.296/.376/.491 (112 OPS+) with 242 home runs, 390 doubles, and 196 stolen bases. "I don't see that as a possibility". When the Mets reinstate him from the 60-day disabled list, they could diminish the amount of insurance money they could collect on his contract.

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