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Report: Wright, Mets agree on contract

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The New York Mets and third baseman David Wright have struck a deal on the largest contract in team history.

Wright agreed to an seven-year, $122 million extension that runs through 2020, WFAN reported Friday. With Wright under contract at $16 million next season, the total package is estimated to be worth $138 million for eight years. The New York Daily News reported that the final year of Wright's contract was torn up and rolled into a new eight-year agreement.

The largest contract in franchise history before Wright's deal was pitcher Johan Santana's six-year, $137.5 million contract that runs through 2013.

The 29-year-old Wright is coming off solid 2012 season during which he became the franchise leader in hits runs, walks and RBI. Wright finished with a .306 batting average, 21 home runs, 93 RBI and played well defensively.

Wright is a career .301 hitter with 204 lifetime home runs and 166 stolen bases.
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