Wright, 36, who announced his retirement in September, will be a special adviser to chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon and general manager Brodie Van Wagenen.
The Mets considered trading for J.T. Realmuto or signing Yasmani Grandal, but a burly guy nicknamed the Buffalo seemed the right fit.
The Mets’ hyperactive new general manager has helped kicked the rumor mill into high gear during his first trip to baseball’s annual Winter Meetings this week.
Not long ago, Brodie Van Wagenen was an agent, grumbling about a lack of offers for free agents. Now he is a general manager, maybe ready to do some gambling.