Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
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Mets' Wright to return for final game September 29

Mets' Wright to return for final game September 29

According to WFAN's Mike Francesa, the Mets will activate the veteran third baseman for their last homestand of the season.

New York Mets captain David Wright has not suited up for the team since May 27, 2016 due to a slew of injuries including a herniated disk in his neck as well as back and shoulder surgeries. It's truly been an honor to take the field with you and serve as your captain.

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

Wright has salaries of $20 million this year, $15 million next season and $12 million in 2020, the final year of his deal. The 35-year-old told reporters he wished things had turned out differently, but did not have any regrets about his career.


Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon and Senior VP of Baseball Operations John Ricco joined Wright for an emotional news conference prior to the club's doubleheader against Miami to make the announcement, ending speculation on whether or not the seven-time All-Star would return.

Wright began a minor league rehab assignment with high Class-A St. Lucie on August 12 and was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on August 28.

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

Wright is a career.296 hitter in the majors, with 242 home runs and 970 RBIs. 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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