Wesley Wright RP LAA 2 months ago

Wright agreed to a minor league deal with the Red Sox on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wright was released by Arizona toward the end of spring training, but he'll now latch onto his fourth team in the last year. The lefty figures to serve mainly as organizational depth in the bullpen and is unlikely to see much, if any, time with the big league club.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 2 months ago

Wright was released by the Diamondbacks on Monday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old lefty signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks back in January but failed to make the 25-man roster this spring despite pitching well (2.16 ERA and eight strikeouts in 8.1 innings). Wright, who has a career 4.16 ERA across eight MLB seasons, will look to latch on with a new team.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 5 months ago

Wright signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Monday, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 30-year-old reliever pitched in 11 major league games last season with varying success (3.68 ERA and 1.23 WHIP overall). He will now join the Diamondbacks, but will do so on a minor league deal that likely indicates he'll begin the season at Triple-A. However, the veteran southpaw joins a contending team, and could eventually work his way to the majors if he performs well enough.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 11 months ago

Wright was designated for assignment Tuesday, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

There should at least be a market for a previously successful left-handed specialist, so there's a good chance Wright finds a team for the second half of the season. He never did face a left-handed batter in his two appearances with Baltimore, which makes 2015's sample even less useful in evaluating his value.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 11 months ago

Wright's (shoulder) rehab assignment will expire Sunday, at which point the Orioles will need to decide what they'll do with him, Eduardo Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Wright started his rehab assignment in mid-June, and it was extended through Sunday. The veteran struggled earlier in the season with the Orioles, but has a decent track record of success at the major league level. However, the club may decide against adding him to the bullpen, which would lead to his designation for assignment.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 12 months ago

Wright (shoulder) will begin his rehab assignment at Triple-A Norfolk on Tuesday, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Wright is scheduled to pitch one inning tomorrow as he works his way back from a trapezius strain. He was recently moved to the 60-day disabled list; however, he is now free to come back at any point as he's since exceeded the 60 day minimum. He will likely need to make a handful of appearances before being called back up to the big leagues.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 1 year ago

Wright (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

The move opens up a roster spot for reliever Chaz Roe, who had his contract purchased from Triple-A Norfolk. Wright has been working out as extended spring training as he attempts to recover from the shoulder injury, but manager Buck Showalter said the reliever wasn't likely to be fully healthy much sooner than the minimum 60 days.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 1 year ago

Wright (shoulder) threw another innings at extended spring training Friday, MASN Sports reports.

Wright figures to head out on a minor league rehab assignment soon. He should need a few appearances before being activated. Early-June appears to be his most likely timeline at this point.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 1 year ago

Wright (shoulder) threw an inning in extended spring training Tuesday, Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Manager Buck Showalter indicated that Wright may only need one or two more extended spring appearances before being activated or sent on a minor league rehab assignment. Wright has pitched just 1.2 innings this season, but figures to rejoin the big league bullpen when he's fully healthy.

Wesley Wright RP LAA 1 year ago

Wright (shoulder) threw off a mound at Baltimore's spring training complex Wednesday, MASN Sports reports.

Wright has been throwing for over a week. It seems he is still on a timetable to begin a minor league rehab assignment sometime after May 19 when Wright is scheduled to pitch in an extended spring training game.