Wright's playing career probably over after final homestand

Wright's playing career probably over after final homestand

As is typical for the Mets there has been confusion as to what the actual plan was, with Wright strongly suggesting he was ready to play while the Mets seemed inclined to hold him back.

Check out footage of Wright's press conference, as well as some of the reactions to today's news, in the tweets embedded below.

Wright will be activated from the disabled list on September 25 for the Mets' final homestand, and he'll start on September 29.

Although Wright did not say that he will officially retire, he conceded that his physical condition will not improve and doesn't think playing beyond that game will be possible.

But on the final Saturday of this season, the Mets and David Wright will try to rebel, for just one afternoon.

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The Mets said that they plan to activate Wright when they return to Citi Field on September 25 against Atlanta.

"To my teammates, coaches and staff, it's truly been an honor of a lifetime to take the field with you and serve as your captain", Wright said.

The seven-time All-Star last played for the Mets in May 2016 due to a series of neck and back injuries.

"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. In 6869 plate appearances, all coming with the Mets, he posted a superlative.296/.376/.491 batting line with 242 home runs and 196 stolen bases.

Wright said that he can not foresee a way to continue playing baseball in the future, given his current condition, calling the very process of playing baseball "debilitating" (Twitter links via SNY's Andy Martino). "So yeah, I don't see [playing beyond September] as a possibility".

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