Wesley Wright RP BAL 6 days ago

Wright allowed two hits and struck out one in a scoreless inning in Tuesday's Grapefruit League game and he remains a candidate for a rotation spot.

The Orioles have been tied to trade talks involving Brian Matusz, according to MASN Sports. That could open up a spot for Wright to serve in middle relief. If Matusz remains with the Orioles, there is a good chance Wright begins the season in the minors.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 3 months ago

Wright agreed to a one-year contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.

The 29-year-old lefty saw his strikeout rate fall by more than two per nine innings last season (from 9.2 K/9 to 6.9 K/9), and his walk rate ticked up slightly as well (from 3.2 BB/9 to 3.5 BB/9), but he still turned in a respectable 3.17 ERA in 58 appearances with the Cubs. He's now slated to head back to the AL next season, but Wright will likely be nothing more than a middle-inning option for Baltimore.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 4 months ago

The Cubs declined to tender Wright a contract, the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer reports.

Wright has been adequate at preventing runs as a reliever over the past four seasons, but his strikeout rated dipped to 17.7 percent in 2014, which likely made him expendable in the Cubs' estimation.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 7 months ago

Wright pitched a scoreless inning against the Giants on Thursday.

Wright has given up just one run in nine appearances this month, lowering his ERA to 2.54 in the process.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 10 months ago

Cubs activated LHP Wesley Wright from the paternity leave list.

Wright missed the Cubs' series in San Francisco to be with the newest member of his family. The left-hander has a 3.18 ERA in 18 appearances this season.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 10 months ago

Cubs placed LHP Wesley Wright on the paternity leave list.

Wright will miss the rest of the series in San Francisco before rejoining the club in Milwaukee this weekend. Blake Parker has taken his spot on the roster.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 1 year ago

Cubs signed LHP Wesley Wright to a one-year, $1.425 million contract.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today passed along the terms of the contract. Wright, 28, posted a 3.69 ERA and 55/19 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 innings between the Astros and Rays this past season. He should be a weapon against left-handed batters out of the Cubs' bullpen.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 1 year ago

The Cubs and LHP Wesley Wright have agreed to a one-year deal believed to be worth $1.425 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Wright posted a 3.69 ERA and 55/19 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 innings between the Astros and Rays in 2013. The 28-year-old was recently non-tendered by the Rays.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 1 year ago

Rays non-tendered LHP Wesley Wright.

Wright was due for a raise to around $1.5 million in his second year of arbitration, which is more than the cost-conscious Rays were willing to spent. The southpaw holds a 3.28 ERA since 2011 and can be tough on lefties, so he'll get a job somewhere.

Wesley Wright RP BAL 2 years ago

Rays acquired LHP Wesley Wright from the Astros for future cash considerations.

Wright will join the Rays' bullpen on Tuesday. The left-hander has posted a cool 3.56 ERA and 9.0 K/9 in 93 2/3 innings of relief since the start of the 2012 season and could be an asset for Tampa Bay down the stretch.