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David Wright Expected to Stop Playing in the MLB at the End of the Season

New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been battling many injuries throughout his MLB career. He had a press conference today and Wright’s career is most likely over at the end of this season. David Wright has said doctors think his condition won’t improve much. The Mets will activate him on September 25 and he will play on Saturday September 29 at home against the Miami Marlins.

Wright has been the New York Mets captain for many years and he is 35 years old. His career batting average is .296 with 242 home runs and 970 RBI’s, along with 196 stolen bases. Wright’s on-base percentage is .376. He was also a seven-time all-star.

David Wright was in the playoffs three times in his MLB career, including a 2015 World Series appearance. One day, his number will be retired somewhere in the Citi Field rafters. Wright could be a MLB Hall of Famer, but that is a debate for another day.

He technically has two more years left on his contract. David Wright would be owed $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.

 

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