Thursday was a bittersweet day in Mets land with David Wright announcing that he will indeed play in a major league game again though it also came with the news that his career is likely over following the 2018 season.
Wright will start on September 29 at third base against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. He was asked if the final weekend in September was it for his playing career, “Yeah, I would say physically and from everything the doctors have told me there’s not going to be any improvement.”
The 35-year-old has battled through multiple serious injuries to prepare for his first major league action since May 27, 2016.
He will be placed on the active roster on September 25 and left open the possibility of him pinch hitting before his start, “I think that’s a possibility, but it will also depend on the game situation….if there’s any soft tossing lefties in any of those bullpens, I might beat him up to the play whoever’s supposed to hit.”
Wright will enter that final homestand hitting .296/.376/.491 with 242 homers, 196 stolen bases and 970 RBI in a big league uniform for the Mets 1583 games.