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Mike Wright | Relief 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 activated RHP Mike Wright from the 10-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Norfolk.
Wright is healthy again after a month-long bout with shoulder bursitis but the Orioles don't have a spot for him right now. He's logged a 5.56 ERA in six relief outings for the O's this year. Jul 22 - 4:06 PM

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Mike Wright (shoulder) will pitch two innings in Saturday's rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast Orioles.

Wright is hoping for a better outing Saturday after being lit up for four runs in 2/3 of an inning in his first rehab appearance on Monday. The 27-year-old has spent the past month recovering from shoulder bursitis. Look for him to return as a long reliever.
Jul 20 - 4:47 PM

Mike Wright (shoulder) gave up four runs over two-third of an inning Monday in his first minor league rehab appearance with the Gulf Coast League Orioles.

Not the best results, but Wright is finally over his bout of shoulder bursitis. He'll likely pitch in long relief upon his return.
Jul 17 - 2:55 PM

Mike Wright (shoulder) will begin a minor league rehab assignment on Monday.

Wright resumed throwing about two weeks ago and is finally ready to test his arm against minor league competition. After landing on the DL in late May, Wright is finally nearing a return from shoulder bursitis. He'll occupy a long relief role upon activation.
Jul 15 - 6:34 PM

Mike Wright (shoulder) will begin his throwing program on Monday.

Wright landed on the disabled list last month with right shoulder bursitis and ended up missing more than the minimum after receiving a cortisone injection. He figures to return in a long relief role once he's back to full health.
Jul 3 - 12:56 PM

Mike Wright (shoulder) has been cleared to resume a throwing program.

Wright was given a cortisone injection for his shoulder last week and it evidently helped. He's battling bursitis in his right shoulder.
Jun 30 - 4:53 PM

Mike Wright (shoulder) was given a cortisone injection last week.

Battling bursitis in his right shoulder, Wright will report to the Orioles' spring training complex to begin his rehab. It's unclear when he might be ready to return.
Jun 20 - 9:58 AM

Orioles placed RHP Mike Wright on the 10-day disabled list with right shoulder bursitis.

Wright underwent an MRI on his shoulder Friday in Baltimore after experiencing discomfort following a relief appearance Wednesday against the White Sox. It's not clear how long he might sidelined. Vidal Nuno has been added to the Orioles' bullpen in a corresponding 25-man roster move.
Jun 16 - 5:16 PM

Mike Wright is headed back to Baltimore to have his right shoulder examined.

Wright felt some discomfort during a relief appearance Wednesday night against the White Sox. Consider the right-hander day-to-day for now, though it's quite possible he'll require a disabled list stint.
Jun 15 - 12:47 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright spent a day in the majors earlier this month but did not make an appearance. The right-hander owns a 4.19 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in 53 2/3 innings (10 starts) this season at the Triple-A level. He'll presumably work in long relief for Baltimore.
May 31 - 3:51 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

The Orioles needed to clear a roster spot for closer Zach Britton, who is back from the disabled list. Wright was only up in the majors for one day and didn't make an appearance. He'll probably be called on to make a spot start or two later in the year.
May 2 - 3:52 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright, who made 12 starts and six relief appearances with the Orioles last year, owns a 5.79 ERA across five starts in Triple-A this year. He'll operate in middle relief.
May 1 - 3:05 PM

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

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

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2B1Jonathan Schoop
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LF1Hyun Soo Kim
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3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Donnie Hart
6Richard Bleier
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