An emotional day yesterday at Citi Field when David Wright sat down for a press conference to tell us that he'll play one game at the end of the season and then retire. Wright last appeared in a game for the Mets on May 27, 2016 and will make his return on Sept. 29th which is the final Saturday of the season.
“Throughout this process, a lot of times my mind and my heart were telling me one thing and my body was telling me something completely different,” Wright said.
“But at the start of this process it was always, ‘I can do this.’ The goal when I was injured was to come back as the player I expected myself to be. Once things ramped up and baseball activities got tougher … it became apparent to me that goal was just I want to put this uniform on again. I needed the baseball stuff. I needed the [rehab] games for my body to finally tell me it’s not working,” said Wright during the press conference
“Giving him the chance to return to the field is the right thing to do for David, our organization and for the fans,” said the majority owner of the Mets, Fred Wilpon.
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