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

We’ll wonder about David Wright the player — we won’t about the person

We’ll wonder about David Wright the player — we won’t about the person

New York Mets captain David Wright will return to the field in 2018. He will start that final Saturday (September 29) at third base against the Marlins.

Wright added that it will be up to manager Mickey Callaway if he plays in any other games on the homestand.

Mets COO Jeff Wilpon opened Thursday's press conference at Citi Field by saying that although Wright's body has not responded the way it needed to, "out of respect for him personally, professionally, and for our fans, we want to give him this opportunity".

The 35-year-old, despite all the injuries, had himself a nice 13-year career.

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

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

Back, shoulder and neck issues have limited the Mets captain to just 75 games over the past four seasons. "So, yeah, I don't see that as a possibility". In 12 games between the affiliates, two coming at Las Vegas, Wright hit.171 (7-for-41) with two RBIs.

"It's debilitating to play baseball", Wright admitted.

Wright has two more years and $27 million remaining after this season on the eight-year, $138 million contract he signed in November 2012.

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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