Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Mets' David Wright To Play One More Game Before Retiring

Mets' David Wright To Play One More Game Before Retiring

As is typical for the Mets there has been confusion as to what the actual plan was, with Wright strongly suggesting he was ready to play while the Mets seemed inclined to hold him back.

Wright is now slated to start at third base for the Mets on Saturday, Sept. 29, and it sounds as though that start could mark the final game of a brilliant career that was unfortunately cut short by significant injuries.

While Wright, a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover and two-time Silver Slugger Award victor, won't be playing that night, he will start at third base on Saturday, September 29.

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.

"I've been wearing this uniform or something similar for half my life now", Wright said at a news conference.

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. "To the fans, words can't address my gratitude".

The 35-year-old is scheduled to play on the second to last day of the regular season against Miami. Over 1,583 career games he slashed.296/.376/.491 with 1,777 hits, 242 home runs, 970 RBI and 196 stolen bases.

"It's truly been an honor to take the field with you and serve as your captain". "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. He earned $20 million this season, a portion of which the Mets have recouped via insurance while he's been on the disabled list.

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