The fading Orioles beat Kansas City on Friday night - no thanks to starter Mike Wright. Wright, who was coming off a dud last week, pitched another one against the Royals. He surrendered four runs on four hits in five innings with two walks and two strikeouts. A Lorenzo Cain homer in the first and Yunel Escobar double in the second got him off to a bad start. Another Cain blast in the sixth knocked him out. Only an offensive explosion by his teammates prevented him from taking the loss. Wright has allowed seven runs on 12 hits in eight innings in his last two outings. His ERA has soared to 5.45.
Mike Wright made his first appearance for the Orioles since July 31 and was only able to last four innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Saturday. Wright threw 80 pitches in four innings of work, allowing seven hits and three earned runs, while striking out four and walking one batter. Wright (2-4) had not started since June 14, although he had made two relief appearances before beingn sent down to Triple-A.
Pitcher Mike Wright is set to join the Orioles in Toronto on Thursday night, per the Virginian-Pilot. Wright has been sidelined with an oblique injury for five weeks and has recently completed a rehab stint at Triple-A Norfolk. He is a candidate to start Saturday in Toronto, according to MASNsports.com. The right-hander owns a 2-3 record and 4.99 ERA in seven big league outings, including six starts.
Orioles pitcher Mike Wright began his rehab assignment with Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday. The rookie right-hander went four innings, allowing one run on two hits. He walked two and struck out one, throwing 31 of his 51 pitches for strikes. Wright has been out of action since the middle of July due to an oblique injury. It is not yet clear when the Orioles expect Wright to return to the team, nor what his role will be once he returns.
Orioles pitcher Mike Wright was able to throw off a half-mound on Monday, reports MLB.com. Wright has not pitched since July 31 due to a calf injury. He will throw off a regular mound on Wednesday. Meanwhile, second baseman Steve Pearce has been able to take some soft toss and hit off a tee. An oblique injury has kept him out since July 18.