Wright on Mets’ payroll through 2025
When the Mets signed David Wright last week to a new eight-year, $138-million contract, they committed to their franchise third baseman even beyond what figures to be the end of his playing days.
Wright’s deal includes $15.5 million in deferred money to be paid in annual $3.1-million installments from 2021-2025, according to the Associated Press. MLB.com first reported most details of Wright’s contract on this blog.
Wright, who will turn 43 in 2025, is of course not the only current player whose name shoes up on future payrolls. The Mets still owe Bobby Bonilla roughly $1.1 million per year from now until 2036, and have agreed to defer $15 million of Jason Bay’s contract until 2015.
Originally slated to make $16 million next season on his old contract, Wright will instead take home only $8 million.
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