Mets' Wright to return for final game September 29

David Wright will play for the Mets again

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

The Mets just held a press conference to announce what they're doing with third baseman and captain David Wright. Wright will be active and in uniform, perhaps pinch hitting and stuff during their series against the Braves mid-week, but starting at third base against the Marlins on Saturday the 29.

The team said Wright is not officially retiring, but he would be medically unable to play moving forward.

The 35-year-old hasn't played for the Mets since May 27, 2016. However, both Wright and Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon refrained from using the word "retirement" when discussing the end of his playing career Thursday.

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The news of his return came with a stunning admission by Wright, who said his recovery from multiple injuries has not progressed to the point where he will be able to play again after 2018.

Wright, a seven-time All-Star, spent the entirety of his 13-year career with the Mets, posting a cumulative slash line of.296/.376/.491 (112 OPS+) with 242 home runs, 390 doubles, and 196 stolen bases.

Wright has salaries of $20 million this year, $15 million next season and $12 million in 2020, the final year of his deal.

"When I really started ramping up baseball stuff. when I woke up in the mornings, something is always a concern", Wright said.

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