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    January 11, 2019 11:05 PM PST
    NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright finally made it back into a major league game Friday night , grounding out in his first plate appearance for the New York Mets in nearly 2½ years.Sidelined by neck, back and shoulder injuries since May 27, 2016, Wright came up as a pinch-hitter against the Miami Marlins and received a warm ovation from the Citi Field crowd. With fans on their feet and his wife and two young daughters in the stands, the 35-year-old Wright led off the bottom of the fifth inning and swung at the first pitch he saw, a 96 mph fastball from Jose Urena.The seven-time All-Star hit a bouncer to the left of third baseman Brian Anderson, who made a nifty pickup of a short hop and threw across the diamond to retire Wright. The Mets’ captain returned to the dugout, where he high-fived and hugged teammates with a big smile on his face.Wright is scheduled to start at third base Saturday night against the last-place Marlins in his goodbye game before a sellout crowd. Unable to overcome all the injuries David Freese Jersey , he’s said he expects this weekend to mark his final appearance in the big leagues.Wright was on deck when the last out was made in the fourth, causing the crowd to boo loudly when the inning ended. He clutched his bat and paced the dugout for most of the next half-inning before bounding onto the field even before the Marlins took their positions with a 3-1 lead in the fifth.Once one of the top players in baseball, Wright was reinstated from the disabled list Tuesday but didn’t play in New York’s three-game series against NL East champion Atlanta this week. With the Braves trying to earn home-field advantage in the Division Series, the Mets did not want to compromise the integrity of the pennant race.Wright made his major league debut for the Mets in 2004, three years after they drafted him 38th overall. He is the longest-tenured active player to spend his entire career with one team. Texas Rangers third baseman and perennial All-Star Adrian Beltre has announced his retirement, per Jon Morosi of MLB Network.BREAKING: Adrian Beltre just announced his retirement. Here鈥檚 the complete list of full-time third basemen with 3,000+ hits and 400+ HR:Adrian Beltre *end*@MLB @MLBNetwork @Rangers— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 20, 2018The 39-year-old Beltre retires with 477 home runs Tyler Glasnow Jersey , 3,166 hits and 1,707 RBI - along with a career batting average of .286. Beltre was a four-time All-Star and five-time Gold Glover, having won four Silver Slugger Awards throughout his illustrious career.Beltre joined the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1998 as a 19-year-old, and quickly emerged as one of the game's brightest stars. After seven seasons on the west coast, Beltre signed a five-year, $64 million contract with the Seattle Mariners - where he compiled 103 home runs, 396 RBI and a .266 batting average.advertisingThe future Hall of Famer then joined the Boston Red Sox for one year in 2010 , before signing a five-year, $80 million contract with the Texas Rangers. Beltre became the final piece of聽a long-struggling Texas team, helping this group finally grow into a championship contender. Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY SportsBeltre led the Rangers to consecutive AL pennants in the 2010 and 2011 seasons, but they fell to the San Francisco Giants and St. Louis Cardinals in those two series, respectively. Beltre also helped them reach the 2012 AL Wild Card Game, and guided Texas to AL West division titles in 2015 and '16.advertisingIn his final season, Beltre batted .273 with 15 home runs, 65 RBI and a OPS of .763.What This MeansWith Beltre retired Chad Kuhl Jersey , it takes one premier free agent off the market, and the Rangers will now have to work quickly to replace him. Of course, there's obviously no replacing the leadership and strong personality Beltre brought every night.Beltre is as big of a lock for the Baseball Hall of Fame as there possibly could be. He was one of baseball's top hitters and defensive third basemen for two full decades, and he did it all cleanly.Expect Beltre to be inducted in his first year of eligibility.advertising