The start of a rehab assignment officially puts a clock on a potential return to the big leagues for Wright, who would need to be activated within 30 days if he does not have any further setbacks. There have been plenty of setbacks for Wright along the way, but there is at least hope now that he could play in a big league game at some point in mid-September. Given how badly things have gone for the Mets to this point, it would serve as some sort of a feel good story to have Wright back on the field for even a handful of games.
Everyone knows that the odds of Wright actually finishing his contract, which runs through 2020, are slim to none. The goal here is for Wright to try and exit the game on his own terms, and he has worked very hard to try and get back on the field for the Mets. It wouldn’t be as storybook of an ending as a championship, but it would qualify as a nice moment if Wright can get back on the Citi Field diamond one last time before he hangs up his spikes for good.
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