Six-time All-Star third baseman David Wright and the Mets reportedly agreed to a $138 million, eight-year contract.
The deal, the richest in franchise history, replaces Wright’s $16 million salary for next season and includes $122 million in new money.
Wright is the club’s career leader in several major offensive categories including hits, RBI, runs and walks.
The Mets also declined to offer contracts to outfielder Andres Torres, right-hander Mike Pelfrey and right-handed reliever Manny Acosta.
SURVEY ON HALL VOTES
Baseball’s all-time home run king and its most decorated pitcher likely will be shut out of the Hall of Fame in January, according to a survey by The Associated Press.
The survey shows that Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens, as well as slugger Sammy Sosa, don’t have enough votes to get into Cooperstown.
With steroid scandals still very much on the minds of longtime members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America as they cast their ballots, the trio failed to muster even 50 percent support among the 112 voters contacted by the AP – nearly one-fifth of those eligible to choose.
Candidates need 75 percent for election
The Braves traded right-handed starter Tommy Hanson to the Los Angeles Angels for former closer Jordan Walden. … The Giants declined to tender a contract to closer Brian Wilson, making him a free agent. … After missing most of the season because of a knee injury, closer Mariano Rivera accepted a cut in guaranteed money when he finalized a $10 million, one-year contract to stay with the Yankees. … The Astros claimed right-hander Philip Humber, who threw a perfect game against the Mariners on April 21 at Safeco Field, off waivers from the White Sox. … The Indians did not tender contracts to third baseman Jack Hannahan and left-handed pitcher Chris Seddon, making the former Mariners free agents. … The substance that caused Manny Ramirez to test positive for a banned substance last year reportedly was testosterone. … Right-hander Chan Ho Park, the first South Korean-born player in the majors, is retiring. … The Royals and second baseman Chris Getz avoided arbitration by agreeing a $1.05 million, one-year contract. Kansas City also assigned former Mariners catcher Adam Moore outright to Triple-A Omaha. … The Red Sox declined to tender a contract to right-hander Scott Atchison, a former Mariners pitcher. Boston also named Greg Colbrunn, who played for Seattle in 2003, as hitting coach. ... The Orioles declined to offer a contract to slugger Mark Reynolds. … The Tigers declined to offer left-handed pitcher Daniel Schlereth, son of former Washington Redskins star Mark Schlereth, a contract, making him a free agent. … Russell Martin and the Pirates finalized a two-year, $17 million contract as the free agent catcher left the Yankees.