Reports: Wright taking front-office job with Mets

Retired New York Mets captain David Wright will move into a role in the team’s front office, according to multiple reports Monday.The New York Daily News reported Wright will assume the role of special assistant to general manager Brodie Van Wagenen. He will take on the job on a part-time basis to allow him to spend time with his family, which includes two young daughters.Wright was seen with Van Wagenen at the winter meetings in Las Vegas last month, invited by Van Wagenen and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon.”I definitely can see myself enjoying the kinds of discussions that have been going on the last day or so, as opposed to a coaching or broadcasting type of thing,” Wright said at the winter meetings, according to the New York Post. “Brodie has been extremely gracious in letting me be a part of this, and I certainly don’t want to overstep my boundaries, so if he needs help I certainly would be willing to share and be a sounding board and just give him my perspective.”