As is typical for the Mets there has been confusion as to what the actual plan was, with Wright strongly suggesting he was ready to play while the Mets seemed inclined to hold him back.
Mets players and coaches are on hand today for the press conference announcing the news, and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com tweets that Wright was quickly overcome by the emotion of the moment, telling his teammates: "It's truly been an honor to take the field with you, and serve as your captain".
The team said Wright will be activated for the homestand, which begins September 25, and will make his final start at third base September 29 against the Miami Marlins. "To the fans, words can't address my gratitude".More news: Battery power grows in Apple iPhone XS and XS Max
According to WFAN's Mike Francesa, the Mets will activate the veteran third baseman for their last homestand of the season.
"Physically, and the way I feel right now, and from what the doctors have told me, there's not going to be any improvement", Wright said.
Spinal stenosis and other medical problems have sidelined Wright since the 2016 season. "I don't see that as a possibility".More news: LeBron James congratulates Seattle Storm on WNBA title
Wright appeared in 12 rehab games in August, hitting a combined.171 with a double and two RBIs in 41 at-bats for Class A St. Lucie and Triple-A Las Vegas.
"When I really started ramping up baseball stuff. when I woke up in the mornings, something is always a concern", Wright said. "And there are some days where it was too painful to think about baseball". In 6869 plate appearances, all coming with the Mets, he posted a superlative.296/.376/.491 batting line with 242 home runs and 196 stolen bases. When the Mets reinstate him from the 60-day disabled list, they could diminish the amount of insurance money they could collect on his contract.More news: Hurricane Florence: Five reasons to fear this storm