Orioles reportedly sign LHR Wright

The Orioles and free-agent reliever Wesley Wright have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal, according to MASN’s Roch Kubatko. Wright spent the entire 2014 season with the Cubs, where he posted a 3.17 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP in 58 appearances. The Orioles have not yet confirmed the deal.

Wright figures to fit into the Baltimore bullpen as a left-handed specialist. Lefty hitters have combined for a .646 OPS against Wright during his seven big league seasons, while righties have posted an .833 mark.

In 2014, lefties actually had a higher batting average against Wright, but that doesn’t tell the whole story. The 29-year-old southpaw faced 85 left-handed hitters in ’14, and he didn’t allow an extra-base hit.

Originally drafted by the Dodgers, Wright spent his first five full seasons in the Majors with the Astros.

-AJ Cassavell

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