Mets' Wright to return for final game September 29

New York Mets infielder David Wright will be activated by the team for its final homestand

Wright, who was named team captain in 2013, has been with the Mets through thick and thin - for better or for worse.

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

Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon and Senior VP of Baseball Operations John Ricco joined Wright for an emotional news conference prior to the club's doubleheader against Miami to make the announcement, ending speculation on whether or not the seven-time All-Star would return.

While Wright, a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glover and two-time Silver Slugger Award victor, won't be playing that night, he will start at third base on Saturday, September 29.

It isn't the way he wanted to end his career, but David Wright will be taking one last set of swings as the third baseman for the New York Mets.

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"I think I'm hopefully out of tears for this one, but I spoke to the guys a couple of minutes ago", Wright said as his teammates and media looked on. "To the fans: words can't express my gratitude and appreciation for always having my back". He hasn't played in a Major League game since May 2016.

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

While Wright never specifically mentioned retirement Thursday, he made it clear he can no longer continue to play.

"I don't see (more) as a possibility", Wright told reporters about playing in 2019. "I miss it. I wish that things could've certainly turned out differently physically, but as far as regrets go, I can't say that I have regrets".

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