Wesley Wright

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Wesley Wright
Wesley Wright on August 20, 2013.jpg
Wright with the Tampa Bay Rays
Chicago Cubs – No. 53
Relief pitcher
Born: (1985-01-28) January 28, 1985 (age 29)
Montgomery, Alabama
Bats: Right Throws: Left
MLB debut
March 31, 2008 for the Houston Astros
Career statistics
(through August 16, 2013)
Win–loss record 10–17
Earned run average 4.15
Strikeouts 281
WHIP 1.39
Teams

Dequam LaWesley Wright (born January 28, 1985) is an American professional baseball relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

Los Angeles Dodgers[edit]

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.

Houston Astros[edit]

Wright during his tenure with the Houston Astros in 2009

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 Diego Padres and pitched 1/3 of a scoreless inning. Wright collected his first major league win on April 4, 2008, against the Chicago Cubs after pitching 1/3 of a scoreless inning again. He collected his first major league save on July 29, 2008, against the Cincinnati Reds coming in during 9th inning with two outs, and recorded the final out of the game for the save.

On July 16, 2009, Wright was called in to pitch in a game against the Cubs in the second inning after starter Roy Oswalt was forced from the game by a strained back. Wright batted in the top of the third inning and singled to left field for his first Major League hit. Later that night, it was reported that he was rushed to the hospital after showing signs of appendicitis. He was diagnosed with dehydration.

Tampa Bay Rays[edit]

On August 12, 2013 he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash considerations.[1] With Tampa Bay, Wright made his playoff debut in 2013, appearing in two games of the Rays' ALDS matchup with the Boston Red Sox. After the season, Wright was non-tendered by Tampa Bay, making him a free agent.[2]

Chicago Cubs[edit]

On December 4, 2013 he agreed to a one-year, $1.425 million deal to pitch for the Chicago Cubs. The contract became official on December 16, 2013.[3]

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