The Mets formally announced on Tuesday that they have signed David Wright to an extension that will keep him in a Mets uniform through the 2020 season. The deal is reported to be for seven years and $122 million, on top of the $16 million Wright is owed for 2013.
A news conference is scheduled for Wednesday at the Winter Meetings in Nashville, but Tuesday the Mets released a news release complete with a “special message” from Wright:
“I’d like to thank Fred Wilpon, Saul Katz and Jeff Wilpon for their commitment to me since I was drafted. I’ve grown up in this organization and made life-long friendships with teammates, uniform personnel and front office staff. I’m grateful for the opportunity to finish what I’ve started and help bring the Mets and our fans a World Series title.”
The release also included a link to a video with highlights of Wright’s career and holiday greetings from David Wright: