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Report: David Wright's contract insured after 60 days

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NEW YORK -- Although the New York Mets portray David Wright's back stenosis as likely manageable, the team reportedly is covered in the event the third baseman misses a prolonged period of time.

Once Wright misses 60 days, the Mets recoup 75 percent of the salary for the remainder of the captain's absence, Fox's Ken Rosenthal tweets.

Wright last played on April 14.

He is owed $20 million a season through 2018, then $15 million in 2019 and $12 million in 2020.