Before David Wright announced he would return and start one last game in his Mets career, on Sept. 29, he found Jose Reyes in the clubhouse Thursday and shared the plan.
“We were both crying, it was a tough moment,” Reyes said after the Mets completed a doubleheader sweep of the Marlins at Citi Field. “I didn’t know what to say in the moment. I just said, ‘I love you, bro, so enjoy your family.’ I didn’t have too many words to say.”
For that final Wright appearance at third base, manager Mickey Callaway indicated he is open to the idea of playing Reyes at shortstop, allowing the longtime teammates one last hurrah together.
Reyes returned to the Mets in July 2016, but hasn’t played in a regular-season game with Wright, who has been sidelined for the last two-plus years.
“That, for sure, will be one of the highlights of my career if that happens,” Reyes said, when asked about possibly playing alongside Wright one last time.
As somebody who grew up on Long Island watching Wright star for the Mets before becoming his teammate, Steven Matz has a unique perspective.
“Some of these guys from the West Coast, the new guys coming up, I don’t know if they got the opportunity to see how good of a player he was,” Matz said.
Article source: https://nypost.com/2018/09/14/jose-reyes-hopes-to-be-next-to-david-wright-in-his-finale/
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