Wright denied that he and the Mets were in serious negotiations, saying the reports are false.
I have said from day 1 that I want to play my entire career with the New York Mets. I remain hopeful that goal can be achieved. However, I am disappointed by the reports I read today which are inaccurate," said Wright.
Wright's agent, Seth Levinson, was less revealing in the MLB Trade Rumors report:
"Discussions with the Mets are ongoing. We don't anticipate a deal any time soon. However, things can always change. I will not characterize the negotiations or comment on the accuracy or inaccuracy of what is being reported," Levinson said.
Wright is entering into the final year of a 7-year $70 million extension. He was selected by the Mets in the first round of the 2001 Amateur Draft, 38th overall.
Wright hit 21 home runs in 2012, and batted .306/.391/.492.