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.