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Wright's contract to be paid by Mets through 2025

Wednesday - 12/12/2012, 7:20pm  ET

RONALD BLUM
AP Sports Writer

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Wright will have to wait until 2025 to receive all the money from his $138 million, eight-year contract with the New York Mets.

The deal includes $15.5 million in salary that is being deferred without interest. The money is to be paid in equal installments of $3.1 million each June 30 from 2021-25.

Wright's previous contract called for him to make $16 million next season, and the All-Star third baseman's 2013 salary was reduced to $11 million, of which $3 million will be deferred. That means the Mets will have an $8 million cash savings next year.


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