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Mets to defer portion of Wright's deal

Updated: December 12, 2012, 7:10 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

The New York Mets will defer $15.5 million of the $138 million in David Wright's new eight-year extension. However, the deferred dollars were reduced significantly from the amount the club initially wished to defer.

The Mets will defer $3 million of Wright's $11 million salary in 2013, then $2.5 million annually from 2014 through 2018. Because of the deferrals, the total deal is valued at $134,015,678 by the Major League Baseball Players Association, sources said.

The team originally ...

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