Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Cameron Gross

Wright To Play During Mets’ Final Homestand

Wright To Play During Mets’ Final Homestand

The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on September 25 against Atlanta.

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. He last played in the majors in May 2016.

During a press conference on Thursday, Wright announced that it will likely be the last series of his career.

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.

The longtime and often-injured Met didn't use the word retirement during his press conference today, but fighting through tears he thanked the organization, his teammates and the fans, while also acknowledging that his body won't allow him to play the game of baseball again.

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Here's Wright addressing the plan for the rest of his time with the Mets.

"Physically and the way I feel right now, and from everything that the doctors have told me, there's not going to be any improvement", Wright said. "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.

Wright played in 12 minor league games this season, hitting.171 with no home runs and two RBIs.

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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