Wright To Play During Mets’ Final Homestand

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David Wright is returning to the Mets' active roster, though not in the way that he had hoped.

The New York Mets will activate third baseman David Wright from the disabled list on September 25, and he will start what he expects to be his final major league game on September 29.

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

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.

With that in mind, Wright will forever be remembered as a key player in Mets history, and seeing him give his conference Thursday was rough. "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".

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"I was extremely lucky to have the career I had surrounded by the people I had", Wright said.

If Wright does retire at season's end, he will leave $27 million on the table between the last two seasons of his eight-year, $138 million contract.

Among the all-time Mets records Wright holds are hits (1,777), doubles, total bases (2,665), RBI, and runs scored.

"I would say once I started ramping up, and definitely in the games, is when physically I knew that I couldn't do it". "So, yeah, I don't see that as a possibility". The 35-year-old told reporters he wished things had turned out differently, but did not have any regrets about his career.

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