In an emotional press conference about Wright’s future with the club, Mets COO Jeff Wilpon announced that David Wright will play in his final game on September 29th, which will be his first game in two and a half years.
The Mets’ captain went through one of the most grueling recovery processes for a player in baseball history, battling spinal stenosis and recurring neck and shoulder injuries since 2016.
There was an insurance stipulation attached to Wright’s contract, stating the Mets can recoup 75 percent of Wright’s salary if he remained on the disabled list. Now that he is activated from the disabled list, the Mets will have to pay Wright based on the amount of games he will play.
Wright will be activated on the disabled list on September 25th, and will play in his final game on September 29th against the Miami Marlins.
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