David Wright’s first at-bat in more than two years lasted one pitch.
The 35-year-old Mets captain was activated from the disabled list earlier this week and returned to the field as a pinch hitter Friday in the fifth inning of the Mets’ game against the Marlins. He had not appeared in an MLB game since May 2016.
Wright led off the frame and grounded out on the first pitch he saw from Miami starter Jose Urena.
David Wright’s first at-bat in two years results in a groundout pic.twitter.com/kiM5nySorH
— SportsNet New York (@SNYtv) September 29, 2018
Wright, whose career was derailed by shoulder and back injuries, has spent his entire career with New York. The seven-time All-Star holds a .296/.376/.491 career slash line with 242 homers and 970 RBIs.
Wright is set to start at third base in New York’s matchup with the Marlins on Saturday at Citi Field.