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Dequam LaWesley Wright (born January 28, 1985 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a major league baseball relief pitcher for the Houston Astros. Wright was ... More »Dequam LaWesley Wright (born January 28, 1985 in Montgomery, Alabama) is a major league baseball relief pitcher for the Houston Astros. Wright was selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 7th round of the 2003 Major League Baseball Draft and signed with the them on June 10 2003. He made his professional debut with the Ogden Raptors in the Pioneer League in 2004 and played for the Columbus Catfish and Vero Beach Dodgers in 2005. With Columbus, he pitched in 30 games and accumulated a 1.93 era as a relief pitcher. In 2006 he pitched in 25 games with Vero Beach, acquiring a 1.48 era and was promoted to the Jacksonville Suns, where he began 2007 before a mid-season promotion to the Las Vegas 51s. In December 2007, he was selected by the Houston Astros in the major league portion of rule 5 draft from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wright made the Astros 2008 opening day roster as the only left-handed pitcher in the bullpen. On March 31, 2008, Wright made his major league debut against the San... [ Wikipedia ]

Chicago Cubs Bolster Bullpen with Addition of LHP Wesley Wright

Wesley Wright is a welcome addition to a young Cubs bullpen. The Chicago Cubs have added to an already improved bullpen by inking Wesley Wright to a one-year contract worth $1.425 million, via Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. By adding the left-handed Wright, the Cubs ...

Wesley Wright ready to set example for younger teammates

Astros relief pitcher Wesley Wright remembers those days. It wasn't that long ago he was one of those guys, just another name in a row of lockers. He came to a big league camp in 2008 after being taken in the Rule 5 Draft and at 23 years old looked as if he could have been the batboy. ...

Wright honored to participate in Jackie's Day

ET NEW YORK -- Wesley Wright remembers hearing the story of Jackie Robinson's life as a very young boy, especially as one who took to baseball at a young age. Now, Wright, the left-handed reliever who signed with the Cubs this offseason as a free agent, takes great pride in ...

Parker up from Triple-A, available to close

42, I think they share that moment," Cubs reliever Wesley Wright said. "They both stood and stand for so many great things. "I think it's an honor to be there in that moment to wear No. 42 to honor Jackie on that day," Wright said. Wright was in Yankee Stadium on Sept. 26 ...

Chicago Cubs' Bullpen: With New Additions, Can the Unit Be Effective?

Key additions in the past year involve Pedro Strop, Wesley Wright and Jose Veras. Rondon, who made his major league debut last season, had an ERA of 4.77 in 2013, but he will be asked to eat up innings when a starter struggles. Another concerning point for Rondon was his subpar 44:25 ...

Wesley Wright gets one-year deal from Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO -- Left-hander Wesley Wright and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract worth $1,425,000. Wright, a reliever who turns 29 on Jan. 28, was 0-4 with a 3.69 ERA in 70 games last season for Houston and Tampa Bay, which bought his contract in August. Wright ...

Cubs announce deal with left-hander Wesley Wright

CHICAGO -- The Cubs and left-handed pitcher Wesley Wright officially agreed to terms on a one-year, $1.425 million contract on Monday. The deal was first reported Dec. 4, but the free-agent pitcher needed to undergo a physical exam before it was finalized. Wright, 28, who was ...

Chicago Cubs add left-hander Wesley Wright to bullpen mix

CHICAGO -- The Cubs added another left-handed reliever to the bullpen mix on Wednesday, signing free agent Wesley Wright to a one-year deal. Wright, 28, was non-tendered by the Rays on Monday. He posted a combined 3.69 ERA in 70 games for the Rays and Astros this past season...

Sam Fuld, Wesley Wright non-tendered by Tampa Bay

ST. PETERSBURG -- The Rays non-tendered outfielder Sam Fuld and left-hander Wesley Wright, and the two are now free agents. Tampa Bay did tender contracts before Monday's midnight ET deadline to its seven arbitration-eligible players: left-hander David Price, outfielder Matt Joyce...

Newly acquired reliever Wright learning Rays' ways

ST. PETERSBURG -- College football was in the air at Tropicana Field as newly acquired reliever Wesley Wright arrived in the clubhouse. Wright, a native of Montgomery, Ala., and an avid Auburn Tigers fan, had a message for his new teammate Desmond Jennings, a Birmingham native and ...

Tampa Bay Rays claim Wesley Wright from Houston Astros

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The Tampa Bay Rays have bolstered their bullpen, claiming durable lefty Wesley Wright off waivers from the Houston Astros. The Rays made the move Monday. Tampa Bay is in the thick of the races for the AL East and the wild-card spots. Wright is expected to ...

MLB reviewing controversial Astros pitching change

With runners at first and third and two outs, Porter brought in lefty Wesley Wright to face left-handed hitter J.B. Shuck. Before Wright threw a pitch, Porter subbed in the right-handed Hector Ambriz after he saw right-hander Luis Jimenez on deck to pinch-hit. Rule 3.05 (b) says ...

Porter leaning on Wright to lead young group

Porter is also counting on Wesley Wright to be a leader in the bullpen. Wright, although only 28, is the longest-tenured player on the roster, first joining Houston in 2008 after being picked from the Dodgers in the Rule 5 Draft. With the exception of four starts in 2010, the ...

After another ump embarrassment, where are MLB's powers that be?

Somehow umpires let Houston manager Bo Porter bring a relief pitcher into the game in the seventh inning -- Wesley Wright came in from the bullpen, took his place on the mound and warmed up -- and take him out of the game without facing a batter, a clear violation of the rules. (There ...

Levine: Cubs Home Opener Feels Like Last Two Seasons

In his no- move to leave in left-hand reliever Wesley Wright in the game to pitch to pinch hitter John Mayberry, the game got away. Reliever Brian Schlitter watched from the bullpen as Mayberry hit a two-run home run to ice the game. The two-out long ball came after pitching coach ...

Rick Renteria to focus on present, not future, in Chicago Cubs' camp

LHP Wesley Wright: Russell will now have some help in the bullpen with the addition of Wright. Last season, Wright appeared in 70 games with the Astros and Rays. He has held left-handed hitters to a .231 average in his career. Wright also has fond memories of Wrigley ...

5 Bold Predictions for the Chicago Cubs' 2014 Season

The two key additions that the Cubs made to their bullpen were lefty Wesley Wright and closer Jose Veras. Wright, who pitched for the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays a season ago, gives the Cubs much more flexibility because now James Russell isn't the only lefty in the pen. ...

Jamey Wright starts 1st game since 2007

The manager hoped Tampa Bay would jump out to an early lead, then Maddon would use the southpaws out his team's bullpen, including Alex Torres, Cesar Ramos and Wesley Wright, to close out the game. If Wright struggled and the Rays fell behind, Maddon would simply replace ...

Chicago Cubs, Wesley Wright reach one-year deal

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with left-handed reliever Wesley Wright just two days after he was nontendered by the Tampa Bay Rays, a source familiar with the situation confirmed. Can't get enough Cubs information? ESPNChicago.com has all the ...

Astros' Jed Lowrie, Bud Norris, Wesley Wright file for arbitration

HOUSTON -- Astros pitchers Bud Norris and Wesley Wright and shortstop Jed Lowrie were among the 133 Major League players who filed for salary arbitration on Tuesday. The players and the team have to exchange numbers by Friday, and arbitration hearings are scheduled to take place between ...

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