December 1, 2012 in Sports

Mets, Wright agree to eight-year contract

 

The face of the New York Mets plans to stick around for quite a while. All-Star third baseman David Wright and the Mets agreed Friday to a $138 million, eight-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told the Associated Press. The deal, the richest in franchise history, replaces Wright’s $16 million salary for next season and includes $122 million in new money. A homegrown fan favorite, Wright is the club’s career leader in several major offensive categories including hits, RBIs, runs and walks. Wright is to attend teammate Daniel Murphy’s wedding in Jacksonville, Fla., this weekend, then travel to New York for a physical. The contract with the All-Star third baseman probably will be announced at next week’s winter meetings. – AP


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