Wright was optioned to Atlanta's alternate training site following his start Friday against the Cubs. Wright pitched well enough in his first start of the year, allowing two runs on three hits in 4.1 innings while striking out five. His control wasn't particularly good, however, as he walked two batters and hit four more. Bryse Wilson was recalled to take his place on the roster.
Wright allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five over 4.1 innings in Friday's win over the Cubs. He didn't factor into the decision. Wright performed well in his season debut Friday, as he only gave up runs in the second and fifth innings prior to his removal. Although he only threw 78 pitches against the Cubs, it was still an encouraging start to the right-hander's season. Wright should receive at least one more turn in the rotation, and he lines up to make his next start at home against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
Wright was recalled from the alternate training site and will start Friday against the Cubs. The 25-year-old missed out on a rotation spot to begin the season but will join the big-league club after spending the last few weeks at the alternate training site. Wright should receive at least a couple turns through the rotation, but he could get a longer look depending how long Drew Smyly (forearm) and Max Fried (hamstring) remain on the injured list.
Atlanta optioned Wright to its alternate training site Wednesday. According to Mark Bowman of MLB.com, Bryse Wilson had clearly moved ahead of Wright for the final spot in Atlanta's Opening Day rotation, so the latter's demotion doesn't come as a major surprise. The 25-year-old right-hander has yet to find much success over parts of three seasons in the majors, posting a cumulative 6.22 ERA and 53:43 K:BB in 63.2 innings.
Wright will make his second start of spring training Friday against Minnesota, David O'Brien of The Athletic reports. Max Fried (COVID-19 protocols) was scratched from the start, so Wright will take the mound in his place. Depending on the status of Mike Soroka (Achilles), Wright could be in the mix for a rotation role to start the season. He struggled in his first spring appearance, allowing four hits and three earned runs while walking one and striking out one across 1.1 frames.
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