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Mike Wright | Starting Pitcher | #59

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: East Carolina
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 3 (0) / BAL
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Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.
Wright struggled to the tune of an 8.38 ERA over four starts this spring. The 27-year-old will serve as rotation depth in Triple-A. Mar 28 - 11:33 AM

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Mike Wright was knocked around in Friday's Grapefruit League start against the Twins, surrendering five runs on seven hits in just two innings of work.

All of the damage against him came during a five-run uprising in the second inning. Wright is expected to reprise his role as a swing man in the O's bullpen to start the year while being the next man up should anyone in the rotation sustain an injury. His fantasy value is minimal.
Mar 24 - 10:13 PM

Mike Wright gave up three runs -- two earned -- in his 2 2/3 inning start against the Pirates on Saturday.

He gave up six hits and a walk without striking anyone out. His chance at the last slot in the Orioles' starting rotation is slipping away. He could still make the team as a reliever. Wright split time between the rotation and the bullpen last year, finishing with a 5.79 ERA in 74 2/3 innings.
Mar 11 - 5:44 PM

Mike Wright yielded one run in three innings Sunday as the Orioles edged a Phillies split-squad 3-2.

Traveling split-squads usually make for very weak lineups, but the Phillies did the Orioles today right by bringing four regulars and a couple of likely bench players, not to mention top prospect J.P. Crawford. So, Wright's performance against that group was solid enough. Wright is a rotation fallback, but he could also make the Orioles as a reliever with a strong spring. He's given up two runs in five innings to date.
Mar 5 - 3:52 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright holds a 5.89 ERA over 16 appearances -- 12 starts -- for the O's this season. He'll provide some length in the bullpen.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 08:23:00 AM

Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

He'll spend a couple of days down on the farm before returning once rosters expand for September. The 26-year-old right-hander owns a disappointing 5.89 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 50/26 K/BB ratio over 73 1/3 innings with the O's this year.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:32:00 AM

Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright has registered a 5.97 ERA, 1.47 WHIP, and 48/26 K/BB ratio in 69 1/3 innings (12 starts, two relief appearances) this season for Baltimore. He is not fantasy relevant, no matter what role he fills.
Wed, Aug 24, 2016 03:28:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright was forced to work several innings of relief on Friday after Ubaldo Jimenez was destroyed, so he was going to be unavailable for the next couple of days. There's a decent chance that he returns to bump Jimenez from the starting rotation shortly after the All-Star break.
Sat, Jul 9, 2016 09:26:00 AM

Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright will provide some length out of the bullpen. He holds a 6.12 ERA in 13 appearances -- 12 starts -- for the Orioles this season.
Fri, Jul 8, 2016 02:49:00 PM

Mike Wright was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk.

While the team has yet to make an official announcement, there's a good chance Wright will be called up to start Friday against the Angels. The Orioles have a roster spot open after optioning Jayson Aquino to Double-A Bowie after Wednesday's 14-inning marathon against the Dodgers. Ubaldo Jimenez is listed as the starter for Friday's series opener but he's pitched very poorly and could be headed back to the bullpen. Wright is only 3-4 with a 6.12 ERA in 13 outings (12 starts) for the Orioles this year.
Source: MASN Sports
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 04:14:00 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright was hammered yet again in Friday's loss to the Blue Jays which proved to be the final nail in his coffin. Yovani Gallardo is expected to return from the disabled list soon and should fill his spot in the O's rotation. Wright will continue to provide rotation depth at the minor league level.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 11:36:00 PM

Mike Wright was all wrong Friday against the Blue Jays, as he was charged with eight runs in just 3 2/3 innings.

Wright gave up four runs through three innings before he was pulled in the middle of a seven-run fourth inning for Toronto. Ubaldo Jimenez then poured some extra gasoline on the fire. Wright allowed six hits (including three homers) and walked one in the loss and now owns a 6.12 ERA on the year. The Orioles might have to look in another direction soon.
Fri, Jun 17, 2016 10:18:00 PM

Mike Wright struggled in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday afternoon, allowing four runs on six hits over his five frames.

Wright actually departed with a 4-3 lead and in line for his fourth victory, but the O's bullpen would surrender that lead the next inning. It's unclear if Wright, who owns a 5.31 ERA and 1.48 WHIP, will make another start in the Orioles rotation, or if he'll head back to the bullpen.
Sat, Jun 11, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Mike Wright tossed an unexpected gem Monday, allowing just one unearned run over seven innings in a 4-1 victory over the Royals.

Wright was bumped from the rotation last week but certainly made the most of his spot start Monday. He allowed just five hits and two walks on the night while striking out four in his best performance of the season. It's possible the showing has earned Wright another turn, depending on whether the O's think Yovani Gallardo (shoulder) is ready. He could face the Blue Jays in Toronto this weekend.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 11:13:00 PM

Mike Wright will make a spot start for the Orioles on Monday against the Royals.

Wright had just been bumped from the starting rotation last week and was recalled to work out of the bullpen, but he'll get another opportunity with the club needing a starter on Monday. He owns a troublesome 5.88 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 36/16 K/BB ratio over 49 innings this season.
Sun, Jun 5, 2016 07:04:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Jesus Montero
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Johnny Giavotella
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Robert Andino
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
3Juan Francisco
LF1Hyun Soo Kim
2Joey Rickard
3Aneury Tavarez
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Trey Mancini
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Kevin Gausman
3Dylan Bundy
4Ubaldo Jimenez
5Wade Miley
6Mike Wright
7Gabriel Ynoa
8Alec Asher
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Darren O'Day
3Brad Brach
4Mychal Givens
5Oliver Drake
6Donnie Hart
7Tyler Wilson
8Logan Verrett
9Vidal Nuno
10Jayson Aquino
11Richard Bleier
12Nate Adcock