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Mets COO says no rush to sign Wright to new deal

Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon says there is no rush to sign star third baseman David Wright to a new contract.

Wright's salary is $15.25 million this season and the team holds a $16 million option for 2013, which gets voided if he is traded. After that, he can become a free agent.

Wilpon was asked about Wright after a news conference Wednesday to announce a $20,000 charity donation from pitcher Johan Santana and the Mets that will help Tuesday's Children launch a new project designed to assist Spanish-speaking people affected by the Sept. 11 attacks.

New York general manager Sandy Alderson said Tuesday night that the team planned to speak with Wright's agents this season about a new deal, though the GM explained that does not necessarily mean an offer is imminent.