David Wright has just barely called an end to his New York Mets career and now he’ll go right back into the game.
After a 14-year career that was cut short by injury, David Wright said goodbye to the game of baseball when he trotted out to third base for the final time on Sept. 29.
The New York Mets have nothing but respect for Wright and while Wright is done on the field, it sounds like he’s still got in the in with the Mets.
Announced on Monday afternoon, David Wright will be transitioning towards a special assistant role in the Mets’ front office. The move was originally reported by Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News.
Wright’s role will be as a special assistant to new general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as the 2019 season looms ever closer.
The 36-year-old may have been unsuccessful on his many attempts at a comeback to Citi Field but realized this season that it was simply not in the cards for him. This will be the next best thing.
In order to accommodate this, the Mets released Wright from their 40-man roster and will be paying him the remaining $27 million per his contract.
Wright has been nothing short of a hero for the Mets since he first came up in the middle of the 2004 season. He posted a career .296 batting average with 242 home runs and was a stellar fielder in the hot corner.
Not only that but he was respected all across the sport, he served as the starting third baseman for the United States in both the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classic tournaments.
Wright should be the perfect fit for this role, especially since it seems that Van Wagenen is about to right this entire ship for the little brothers of New York.