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Jamey Wright | Relief Pitcher

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (40) / 12/24/1974
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Rangers released RHP Jamey Wright.
Wright posted an ERA of 9.64 in 9+ innings this spring. At the age of 40, his chances of finding work elsewhere are dim. Wright last pitched at the MLB-level for the Dodgers in 2014. Mar 31 - 12:15 PM

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Rangers signed RHP Jamey Wright to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Wright, who turned 40 in December, pitched for the Dodgers last season, posting a 4.35 ERA in 70 1/3 innings. He also made one start late in the year, so he could give the Rangers some versatility depending on how they want to utilize him. As it is, he'll have to earn his way onto the roster in some capacity in spring.
Feb 14 - 4:21 PM

Jamey Wright will start for the Dodgers against the Cubs on Sunday.

With Hyun-Jin Ryu unavailable, the Dodgers have to get creative so they'll make Sunday's start more of a bullpen day, with Wright getting the call to start it off.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 05:00:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP Jamey Wright to a one-year, $1.8 million contract.

Wright has landed his first major league contract since 2005. It's well deserved, as the 39-year-old owns a 3.40 ERA in 132 relief appearances over the past two seasons.
Tue, Dec 24, 2013 02:52:00 PM

Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers have signed reliever Jamey Wright to a one-year deal.

No word yet on the terms involved, but he's likely to land his first major league contract since 2005. Wright, 39, posted a 3.09 ERA and 65/23 K/BB ratio over 70 innings of work with the Rays this past season. He previously pitched with the Dodgers in 2012.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 05:40:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Jamey Wright has narrowed his choices down to the Rays and Dodgers.

Wright apparently likes familiarity, as those are the last two teams he's pitched for. The 39-year-old hasn't signed a major league contract since 2005 but should get one this winter after posting a 3.40 ERA across 132 appearances over the last two seasons.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports that the Dodgers are interested in bringing back Jamey Wright.

Wright pitched well for the Dodgers in 2012, posting a 3.72 ERA in 66 appearances, before signing with the Rays last winter. The 39-year-old makes for a solid middle relief option who can generate tons of ground balls.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 06:43:00 PM

Bill Chastain of MLB.com believes that the Rays could have interest in retaining free agent Jamey Wright.

That's provided that the 38-year-old right-hander even wants to continue pitching. He was a tremendous value for the Rays this season, earning just $900,000 while posting a 3.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 65/23 K/BB ratio over 70 innings of work.
Source: MLB.com
Fri, Nov 29, 2013 11:24:00 PM

Jamey Wright allowed one run on three hits over 1 2/3 innings in a loss Sunday against Oakland.

He gave up two walks and had one strikeout. Wright was making his first start since 2007 and predictably struggled, forcing the Rays to go through six relievers in a losing effort. He'll move back to the bullpen with Matt Moore set to rejoin the Rays on Tuesday.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 07:32:00 PM

Jamey Wright will start for the Rays in Sunday afternoon's series finale against the Athletics.

Wright owns a solid 2.97 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 50/20 K/BB ratio in 57 2/3 innings this season, but he hasn't pitched more than three frames in a single appearance and probably won't be able to go very long against the A's. He's not a recommended fantasy streamer.
Sun, Sep 1, 2013 12:34:00 AM

Rays purchased the contract of RHP Jamey Wright from Triple-A Durham.

Wright posted a 3.72 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 54/30 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings last summer for the Dodgers. He'll work the middle innings as a groundball specialist.
Sun, Mar 31, 2013 03:42:00 PM

Jamey Wright has won a spot in the Rays' bullpen.

Wright has a knack for making teams on minor league deals, so we never should have doubted him. The 38-year-old right-hander posted a 6.30 ERA and 3/3 K/BB ratio over 10 innings this spring and will operate in middle relief.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 10:43:00 AM

Rays signed RHP Jamey Wright to a minor league contract.

Wright posted a 3.72 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 54/30 K/BB ratio in 67 2/3 innings last summer for the Dodgers. The 38-year-old will probably open 2013 at Triple-A Durham.
Tue, Jan 22, 2013 06:01:00 PM

Dodgers purchased the contract of RHP Jamey Wright.

The Dodgers cleared a spot on the 40-man roster by moving right-hander Blake Hawksworth to the 60-day disabled list. Wright, 37, has earned a spot in the Dodgers' bullpen by allowing three runs over 9 1/3 innings (2.89 ERA) this spring.
Tue, Mar 27, 2012 06:39:00 PM

Jamey Wright has been told that he will make the Dodgers' Opening Day roster

Wright, a non-roster invitee, has allowed two earned runs over 8 1/3 innings this spring. He is expected to make a $900,000 salary. The 37-year-old posted a 3.16 ERA and 48/30 K/BB ratio over 68 1/3 innings last year and figures to pitch in middle relief.
Mon, Mar 26, 2012 10:40:00 PM

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