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Wesley Wright | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/28/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Cubs activated LHP Wesley Wright from the paternity leave list.
Wright missed the Cubs' series in San Francisco to be with the newest member of his family. The left-hander has a 3.18 ERA in 18 appearances this season. May 29 - 2:48 PM

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Cubs placed LHP Wesley Wright on the paternity leave list.

Wright will miss the rest of the series in San Francisco before rejoining the club in Milwaukee this weekend. Blake Parker has taken his spot on the roster.
May 27 - 6:23 PM

Cubs signed LHP Wesley Wright to a one-year, $1.425 million contract.

Bob Nightengale of USA Today passed along the terms of the contract. Wright, 28, posted a 3.69 ERA and 55/19 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 innings between the Astros and Rays this past season. He should be a weapon against left-handed batters out of the Cubs' bullpen.
Mon, Dec 16, 2013 05:23:00 PM

The Cubs and LHP Wesley Wright have agreed to a one-year deal believed to be worth $1.425 million, according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today.

Wright posted a 3.69 ERA and 55/19 K/BB ratio over 53 2/3 innings between the Astros and Rays in 2013. The 28-year-old was recently non-tendered by the Rays.
Wed, Dec 4, 2013 09:38:00 PM

Rays non-tendered LHP Wesley Wright.

Wright was due for a raise to around $1.5 million in his second year of arbitration, which is more than the cost-conscious Rays were willing to spent. The southpaw holds a 3.28 ERA since 2011 and can be tough on lefties, so he'll get a job somewhere.
Mon, Dec 2, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Rays acquired LHP Wesley Wright from the Astros for future cash considerations.

Wright will join the Rays' bullpen on Tuesday. The left-hander has posted a cool 3.56 ERA and 9.0 K/9 in 93 2/3 innings of relief since the start of the 2012 season and could be an asset for Tampa Bay down the stretch.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 03:50:00 PM

Wesley Wright holds a 2.95 ERA over 21 appearances.

Wright broke out in 2012, putting up a 3.27 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning. Over his first three seasons, batters teed off to the tune of a 5.33 ERA and 1.55 WHIP over 134 games. In the last three years, Wright has turned into a fine LOOGY, posting a 2.94 ERA and 8.4/2.9 K/BB/9 rate. Owners in deep AL-only formats should note that Wright's WHIP this year (1.53) sits right around where it did during the dark years of his career. He's walking fewer batters then he ever has, but has surrendered 23 hits over 18 1/3 frames.
Tue, May 21, 2013 05:10:00 AM

Astros avoided arbitration with LHP Wesley Wright by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financials are not yet available. Wright had a breakout year in 2012, putting up a 3.27 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning. He'll be used as a lefty specialist again for the Astros in 2013.
Fri, Jan 18, 2013 02:39:00 PM

Astros recalled LHP Wesley Wright from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

This will be Wright's third straight season of decreasing action for the Astros, as he's pitched just two innings for the team thus far. He needs a strong showing the rest of the way if he expects to remain on the 40-man roster this winter. The 2.07 ERA in 65 1/3 innings for Oklahome City rates as somewhat encouraging.
Fri, Aug 19, 2011 11:18:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Wesley Wright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He was cleared to make room for Wednesday's starter Henry Sosa on the active roster. Wright, 26, was just called up from the minors over the weekend and gave up one run on two hits over two innings during his brief time with the big club.
Wed, Aug 10, 2011 08:55:00 AM

Astros recalled LHP Wesley Wright from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Wright was with the Astros for a short period of time last month but didn't appear in a game. He has had a nice year at Triple-A, boasting a 2.29 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 47/23 K/BB ratio over 59 innings. He'll give the 'Stros another left-handed arm in the pen.
Sat, Aug 6, 2011 03:50:00 PM

Astros optioned LHP Wesley Wright to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

He was sent out to make room for the return of Matt Downs. Wright didn't make an appearance during his brief stay with the team.
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 12:14:00 PM

Astros recalled LHP Wesley Wright from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

The 26-year-old southpaw has a 5.33 ERA over 134 major league appearances, so there isn't a ton of upside here. He leaves behind a 2.62 ERA in 48 innings at Oklahoma City.
Sun, Jul 17, 2011 06:43:00 PM

Astros recalled LHP Wesley Wright from Triple-A Round Rock.

The 25-year-old southpaw has a 6.28 ERA and 23/11 K/BB ratio in 10 appearances (four starts) with the Astros this season. The 25-year-old southpaw has a 5.44 ERA over 130 major league appearances, so there isn't a ton of immediate upside here. We hope the Astros look elsewhere for an extra starter down the stretch.
Wed, Sep 1, 2010 10:47:00 AM

Astros optioned LHP Wesley Wright to Triple-A Round Rock.

Wright doesn't really do enough of anything to be an impact fantasy arm. He was optioned to make room for Mark Melancon, who came over to the Astros from the Yankees in the Lance Berkman trade.
Mon, Aug 9, 2010 05:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
3Rafael Lopez
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
2Mike Olt
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Junior Lake
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Eric Jokisch
9Blake Parker
10Dan Straily
11Brian Schlitter
12Arodys Vizcaino
13Zach Rosscup