35 year old third baseman David Wright was called up to the Mets Triple A team on Tuesday. But that doesn’t mean he’ll see any time with the Mets this season.
According to GM John Ricco, Wright, who hasn’t played a game for the Mets since May of 2016 due to a chronic condition in his back, hasn’t been consistent enough to play at the major league level.
Via New York Post:
The Mets third baseman has not shown a level of consistency in the “quantity or quality” of his play, assistant general manager John Ricco said Tuesday, and appears unlikely to rejoin the club this season.
“It’s unrealistic to think he would be activated anytime soon, based on what we have seen to this point,” Ricco said on a conference call with reporters. “But we really have been taking it step by step and giving him every opportunity to get back.”
That is not good news for Mets fans who remember Wright when he was healthy. This news might mean it’s time to call it a career. How poor does his play have to be to not be able to get anytime with the Mets?