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David Wright extension: Physical, presser planned for Monday

All that stands between Wright and a $138 million extension is today's exam.

Chris McGrath

UPDATE: Wright has completed his physical but his presser has been moved to Wednesday, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN:


Original Post: New York Mets third baseman David Wright is expected to undergo a physical some time today in order to make his eight-year, $138 million contract extension official, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN:

The physical that would complete the $138 million deal that should keep David Wright a Met through at least 2020 will take place Monday, a major league source told

The 29-year-old Wright agreed to the financial terms of the deal on Friday but spent the weekend in Florida for teammate Daniel Murphy's wedding so could undergo the standard test until today at the earliest. Once Wright completes his physical, he will make an appearance at the winter meetings in Nashville to officially announce the contract extension at a team-arranged press conference.

Wright will become the highest-paid Met in franchise history when his new agreement becomes official, surpassing Johan Santana's six-year, $137.5 million deal by a mere half million.

The six-time All-Star and two-time Gold Glove winner is a career .301/.381/.506 hitter with 204 home runs in nine big-league seasons.