Fiji Time: 8:28 PM on Tuesday 31 March

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / Sport

Wright, Mets strike deal

Ap
Sunday, December 02, 2012

NEW YORK - Third baseman David Wright and the New York Mets agreed to a $US138 million ($F245 million), eight-year contract yesterday, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press.

The deal, the richest in franchise history, replaces Wright's $US16 million ($F28 million) salary for next season and includes $US122 million ($F217 million) in new money, the person said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the agreement was not yet final.

A homegrown fan favourite and the face of the franchise, Wright is the club's career leader in several major offensive categories including hits, RBIs, runs and walks.





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. A star is born
  2. Players share winning prize
  3. An experience of a lifetime
  4. Title defence
  5. One-off payout
  6. FNPF: Scheme review
  7. Fire destroys house, family homeless
  8. 4000 in need of accommodation
  9. Authority wins praises
  10. Free milk initiative

Top Stories this Week

  1. Rape on duty Wednesday (25 Mar)
  2. INQUIRY: Baby given wrong injection Friday (27 Mar)
  3. HK 7s risk Thursday (26 Mar)
  4. Champions Monday (30 Mar)
  5. Fiji 7s inspires college in win Wednesday (25 Mar)
  6. A star is born Tuesday (31 Mar)
  7. Strong start Friday (27 Mar)
  8. 'Ruthless' Sunday (29 Mar)
  9. Road accidents claim five lives over the weekend Monday (30 Mar)
  10. $8k fortnightly income Thursday (26 Mar)