Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Mets To Activate David Wright For Final Homestand Of Season

Mets To Activate David Wright For Final Homestand Of Season

He will start that final Saturday (September 29) at third base against the Marlins.

And, while he will be back on the field, Wright said he didn't see the possibility of his baseball career extending beyond 2018 as a possibility due to his health issues.

Check out footage of Wright's press conference, as well as some of the reactions to today's news, in the tweets embedded below. "To the fans: words can't express my gratitude and appreciation for always having my back".

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

In 13 seasons with the Mets, Wright - a seven-time All-Star - has hit.296/.376/.491 with 242 homers, 390 doubles, 970 RBI, and 949 runs scored.

Wright also had the honor of representing his country in both the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics, collecting a memorable walk-off hit to push the USA into semi-final play in 2009 and launched a grand slam in 2013 as part of a huge tournament performance that earned him the aforementioned "Captain America" moniker.

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Wright is set to earn $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.

Some have suggested that the Mets' inclination was financially-motivated in that, as long as Wright is on the disabled list, insurance will cover much of his salary. The situation is reminiscent of that of Prince Fielder, whose career was similarly cut short by neck injuries that rendered him unable to continue playing. "For me to play back-to-back games, it was just survival mode", Wright explained. "To my teammates, coaches and staff, it's certainly been the honor of a lifetime to take the field with you and serve as your captain".

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