WASHINGTON — Next up for the New York Mets: David Wright's final week.
The Mets' Captain was activated Tuesday and is on track to start his final game Saturday against the Miami Marlins. Mets manager Mickey Callaway is planning to use Wright as a pinch hitter during the Atlanta Braves series from starting Tuesday.
Wright was not allowed to comment by order of the Mets.
“I wouldn’t mind getting him in there and getting him a pinch-hit at-bat in the Brave series," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. "All along I would’ve sought out a spot for him to get one (at-bat) in before he starts that Saturday.”
Wright has been with the team for the entire road trip, and has continued taking grounders and hitting in the cage. He has not been able to hit on the field.
This week will be emotional for him and his teammates since Wright is one of the greatest players in franchise history, and is respected by all.
“It’s been great (having him here)," Callaway said. "He’s the captain and the guys have followed suit. He’s been around more in September and we’ve played better. I’m not sure if it’s because of him but his presence is always welcomed and always a positive.”
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