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David Wright passes physical, deal with Mets is official

Dec 4, 2012, 2:14 PM EDT

New York Mets manager Collins congratulates Wright on hitting a walk off single to beat the Philadelphia Phillies in their MLB National League baseball game at Citi Field in New York Reuters

Word from Ken Rosenthal of is that David Wright passed his pre-signing physical exam, making his eight-year, $138 million contract with the Mets official.

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that there will be a press conference to announce the deal tomorrow at the winter meetings in Nashville.

No word yet on the year-to-year breakdown of the contract, but the two sides agreed to rip up the final year of Wright’s current deal that would have paid him $16 million in 2013. He’s now under team control through 2020, at which point Wright will be 37 years old.

And now the Mets can turn their full attention to either extending R.A. Dickey‘s contract beyond 2013 or trading the Cy Young winner.

  1. fanofevilempire - Dec 4, 2012 at 2:18 PM

    good, ….
    I was really worried.

  2. thebadguyswon - Dec 4, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Wright > Arod

  3. stex52 - Dec 4, 2012 at 3:28 PM

    He is better than ARod for the next five years. But still a significant overpay. He cashed in on a big 2012 and a franchise that needed a name.

    • thebadguyswon - Dec 4, 2012 at 4:00 PM

      Career OPS of 887 and gold glove defense. Nah….he was paid market value.

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