Third baseman David Wright has agreed to a new contract with the New York Mets.
First reported by Ed Coleman of WFAN, the new contract is for 7 years and is worth $122 million. In Wright’s current contract, there is a 2013 club option worth $16 million that could be considered into the new contract. With the club option, Wright would total an 8-year contract worth $138 million. This is the largest contract in franchise history, surpassing the 6 year, $137.5 million contract that pitcher Johan Santana agreed to in 2008.
Wright, 30, was drafted with the 38th pick by the Mets in the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He would make his major league debut in 2004. In 69 games, Wright hit .293 with 14 home runs and 40 runs batted in.
David Wright is a 6-time All-Star, 2-time Gold Glove recipient at third base, and 2-time Silver Slugger. In Wright’s 9-year career, he currently is the Mets franchise leader in hits (1,426), total bases (2,398), doubles (322), runs scored (790), and runs batted in (818). With his current achievements, placement in the franchise records and newly signed contract, it is safe to say that David Wright is the face of the New York Mets franchise.
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