It isn’t as if David Wright has many other options. At 34, and having played in just 75 since 2015, the Mets’ team captain will undergo right rotator cuff surgery Tuesday in a last-ditch effort to save his career.
“They just thought this was the only thing they needed to get done, to take care of, so he could get back on the field and continue the process of trying to get back,’’ manager Terry Collins said prior to today’s game against the Phillies.
Then, Collins added what was on everybody’s mind associated with the Mets: “It’s really tough to watch.’’
It is because Wright’s heart is still in his comeback; he’s not ready to call it a career.
Wright has three seasons and $47-million remaining on his contract, but insurance will cover much of his salary.
The odds are getting longer Wright will ever play again. But, based on what he’s meant to the Mets, he deserves the opportunity to get one more chance.