The Mets announced on Monday that David Wright, their Captain who recently retired, will assume a new role with the club as Special Advisor to Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen. In a related move, the organization and David mutually agreed to his release from the current roster.
“David Wright is an iconic Met and will be forever remembered for his contributions on the field as well as his numerous charitable endeavors,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said. “David attended the recent Winter Meetings at the suggestion of myself and Brodie Van Wagenen where he contributed throughout with our baseball operations group and wanted to pursue this route. We are thrilled he will remain close to the Mets family and will be a great asset in this new role.”
“I again want to thank the Wilpon and Katz families for everything they have done for myself and my family,” Wright said. “I will always be tremendously grateful for the way the fans treated me because playing in this city and for this team was a dream come true. I look forward to contributing and taking on the challenges of this new role.”
Wright was a seven-time All-Star, two-time Gold Glove winner and a two-time Silver Slugger recipient. He holds the franchise record for hits (1,777), RBI (970), runs scored (949), doubles (390), total bases (2,945), extra-base hits (658), walks (761) and go-ahead homers (87).