New York Mets third baseman David Wright will play one last time in the final homestand of 2018, he expects to be finished playing baseball after making one more start in the team’s second-to-last game of the season. With the Mets having a terrible season and no star to trot out besides Jacob DeGrom, the move is only fitting right now.
Wright will be activated for the homestand beginning Sept. 25 and start at third base Sept. 29 against the Miami Marlins. After being required to have multiple surgeries on his shoulder, back and neck, he said he doesn’t believe his body will allow him to play again afterward.
Wright hasn’t played for the Mets since May 27, 2016. His latest comeback started in August at Class A St. Lucie, hitting a combined .171 with a double and two RBIs in 41 at-bats during 10 games for St. Lucie. He took batting practice and participated in a simulated game in New York over the past week.
Wright is the Mets all-time leader in hits, doubles, walks, runs scored and RBI. The Mets’ captain for the past six seasons, Wright is also a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover and two-time Silver Slugger Award winner, posting several Hall of Fame-caliber seasons from 2005-12.