Mets To Activate David Wright For Final Homestand Of Season

  • Mets To Activate David Wright For Final Homestand Of Season

Mets To Activate David Wright For Final Homestand Of Season

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

David Wright will be activated for the Mets' final homestand starting September 25 and will suit up to play third base on September 29.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright announced Thursday afternoon that his playing career is likely over after the team's final homestand, citing health reasons. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon says that there will indeed be a discussion about the retirement of Wright's No. 5 (Twitter link via the New York Post's Mike Puma), though there's no specific timetable just yet as to when that honor would be bestowed upon venerable team captain.

Wright will be activated for the homestand beginning September 25 and start at third base September 29 against the Miami Marlins. "To the fans, words can't address my gratitude".

"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. "So, yeah, I don't see that as a possibility".

Regardless of the financial details, Wright will go down as one of the best players in franchise history and will be remembered as one of the most respected players in the game during his time as a Major Leaguer.

Wright began a minor league rehab assignment with high Class-A St. Lucie on August 12 and was promoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on August 28.

"It's debilitating to play baseball", Wright admitted. "Whether it's my back, my neck, my shoulder, some days that pain in any one of those three areas, or all three of the areas, can be moderate and manageable".

Wright played in 12 minor league games this season, hitting.171 with no home runs and two RBIs.