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Mike Wright | Starting Pitcher

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 1/3/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Despite pitching seven innings of shutout baseball against the Marlins on Saturday, Mike Wright came away with a no-decision, as the Orioles lost 1-0 in 13 innings.
Making his second major league start in a row, Wright followed up a fantastic outing against the Angels with another strong showing versus the Marlins. He has not allowed a run in either of his starts thus far. Despite the brilliant pitching, Wright wouldn't factor into the decision, as the game would remain 0-0 until the 13th inning, when Martin Prado hit a walk-off RBI single. Wright struck out four, walked three and now has a 10/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings. Plus, the lovely 0.00 ERA. The seventh-ranked prospect in the Orioles' system by MLB.com, Wright had posted a 2.64 ERA and 3-0 record in six starts for Triple-A Norfolk prior to his promotion. He's making it very difficult for the Orioles to take him out of the rotation. May 23 - 11:11 PM

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Mike Wright was terrific in his major league debut, blanking the Angels over 7 1/3 innings en route to a win on Sunday.

Neither Bud Norris nor Chris Tillman was healthy enough to pitch on Sunday, so Wright stepped in and was magnificent. He scattered only four hits while issuing zero walks and striking out six. The performance didn't exactly come out of nowhere, as he was pitching well at Triple-A Norfolk and is considered one of the Orioles' best prospects. Sunday's outing was just a spot start, but the Orioles have a lot to consider given how poorly Norris in particular has pitched this year.
May 17 - 4:00 PM

Mike Wright will start Sunday against the Angels.

With Bud Norris (bronchitis) and Chris Tillman (back) out, Wright will make his major league debut Sunday at home. The 25-year-old right-hander went 3-0 with a 2.64 ERA in six starts for Triple-A Norfolk before getting promoted on Wednesday. Wright is MLB.com's seventh-ranked Orioles prospect.
May 16 - 10:50 PM

Orioles recalled RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright, 25, was off to a great start with Norfolk, boasting a 2.64 ERA and 30/9 K/BB ratio across 30 2/3 innings. He'll work in long relief with the O's and will be making his major league debut when he gets into a game.
May 13 - 3:01 PM

Orioles optioned RHP Mike Wright to Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright allowed just one run while striking out eight over 6 2/3 innings this spring. He'll be part of Norfolk's rotation.
Mar 20 - 1:05 PM

Orioles purchased the contract of RHP Mike Wright from Triple-A Norfolk.

Wright is now protected from the Rule-5 Draft. He pitched 142+ innings and posted a 4.61 ERA at Triple A. He also struck out 103.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 04:47:00 PM

Orioles reassigned RHP Mike Wright to minor league camp.

The 24-year-old hurler will begin the 2014 campaign where he finished in 2013, at Triple-A Norfolk. He spent the majority of the year at Double-A Bowie, where he compiled a 3.26 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 136/39 K/BB ratio over 143 2/3 innings. He could be an option to make a spot start for the O's at some point this season.
Sun, Mar 9, 2014 04:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Matt Wieters
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2Ryan Lavarnway
2B1Jonathan Schoop
2Ryan Flaherty
SS1J.J. Hardy
2Everth Cabrera
3B1Manny Machado
LF1Alejandro De Aza
2Delmon Young
CF1Adam Jones
RF1Travis Snider
2David Lough
DH1Jimmy Paredes
2Steve Pearce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Tillman
2Wei-Yin Chen
3Bud Norris
4Miguel Gonzalez
5Ubaldo Jimenez
6Mike Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Tommy Hunter
3Darren O'Day
4Brian Matusz
5Wesley Wright
6Brad Brach
7Jason Garcia
8Kevin Gausman
9Oliver Drake
10Chaz Roe