David Wright to make likely final start for Mets on Sept. 29

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Mets captain David Wright will return for the team’s final homestand, making what will probably be his last appearance as a big leaguer.

The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on Sept. 25 against Atlanta. The 35-year-old is scheduled to start at third base on the second-to-last day of the season against Miami.

It would be his first major league game since May 2016. Wright has worked to return from a litany of neck, back and shoulder injuries that have required surgery.

Although he’s not officially retiring, Wright is not expected to play again after this season.

“The way I feel right now and from everything the doctors have told me, there’s not going to be an improvement,” Wright said when asked if he could play beyond 2018. “So, yeah, I don’t see that as a possibility.”

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 the Marlins to make the announcement, ending speculation on whether the seven-time All-Star would return.

“David Wright is a Mets icon, one of the finest players and people ever to wear the uniform, Mets uniform or any uniform, and clearly our fan favorite,” Wilpon said.

“Despite more than two

Article source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/09/13/mets-david-wright-set-to-play-on-sept-29/37806903/

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