Wright accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Tacoma after passing through waivers Sunday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
Since none of the MLB's other 29 teams were willing to put in a claim for Wright, he'll remain in the organization after Seattle recently designated him for assignment for the second time this season. Between stops in the big leagues with the Mariners and Orioles in 2019, Wright has posted an 8.28 ERA and 1.94 WHIP across 29.1 innings in relief.
Wright was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Friday.
The Mariners purchased Wright's contract from Triple-A Tacoma on June 23, and he actually pitched fairly well with three runs allowed (two) earned across five innings. It's the second time the 29-year-old has been DFA'd by the Mariners this season, and he could make his way back to Tacoma if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Wright's contract was purchased from Triple-A Tacoma on Sunday.
Wright was designated for assignment in mid-May after recording an ugly 9.25 ERA in 24.1 innings. The Mariners will give him another shot to impress after he posted a 2.66 ERA in 20.1 frames at the Triple-A level.
Wright cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma on Wednesday.
Wright owns a career 6.08 ERA and a 9.25 mark this season, so it's hardly a surprise to see him pass through waivers unclaimed. He'll remain in the Mariners organization as depth.
The Mariners designated Wright for assignment Sunday.
Wright has been shelled between stops at Baltimore and Seattle this season, surrendering 25 earned runs on 38 hits and 11 walks in 24.1 innings. Unless another team scoops him up off waivers, Wright will report to Triple-A Tacoma and work in a relief role.
Wright, who allowed an earned run on three hits and recorded a strikeout over an inning in a loss to the Twins on Thursday, owns a 7.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP across nine innings since being traded from the Orioles on April 24.
Wright's six appearances in Seattle have rarely been smooth, as he's given up at least an earned run in four of them and has been touched up for multiple runs in half of those outings. He's now been scored upon in three straight trips to the mound, and his difficulty keeping the ball in the park overall this season (six home runs surrendered over 22.1 frames) has often been his undoing.
Wright was traded from the Orioles to the Mariners on Wednesday in exchange for Ryne Ogren, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
The two teams struck a deal after Wright was designated for assignment by the Orioles over the weekend. Prior to being removed from Baltimore's 40-man roster, the right-hander allowed 14 runs through 13.1 innings of relief. The 29-year-old will provide bullpen depth for the Mariners.
Wright was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Sunday.
Wright struggled through 13.1 innings of relief for the Orioles this season, allowing 14 runs. There isn't likely to be too much interest on the waiver wire for a 29-year-old with a 5.95 career ERA. Gabriel Ynoa's contract was selected in a corresponding move.
Wright allowed one hit and struck out two while not allowing a run over two-thirds of an inning to earn the save against the Yankees on Saturday.
The save is the first of Wright's career as he shut the door on the Yankees despite entering with a 5-3 lead and baserunners on first and third base. The 29-year-old was competing for a rotation spot in spring training but has come out of the bullpen for both of the Orioles game this season.
Wright remains in contention for one of the two remaining spots available in Baltimore's Opening Day rotation, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
Wright performed miserably in relief in 2018 and owns a 6.41 ERA in 111 career innings as a big-league starter, but that apparently didn't dissuade the Orioles from stretching the right-hander out this spring. In a small sample of six outings during the Grapefruit League, Wright has managed a 3.06 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and 10:3 K:BB in 17.2 innings. Those mediocre numbers are actually better than what his competitors (David Hess and Josh Rogers) for the final two rotation spots have offered, so Wright seemingly finds himself in a good position heading into Opening Day. No matter which of the two pitchers break camp with the rotation, it's difficult to see either being worthy of rostering outside of AL-only formats.
Wright will start Tuesday against Tampa Bay as the Orioles attempt to stretch him out as a starter, source reports.
Wright was mostly a reliever last season, though he did start two games. For his career, he owns a 6.41 ERA in 23 starts and a 5.12 ERA in 68 relief appearances.
Wright made his most recent appearance out of the bullpen in the Orioles' 7-3 loss to the Red Sox on Friday, giving up a run on two hits and three walks over 2.2 innings.
After opening the season as Baltimore's fifth starter and struggling in his two turns through the rotation, Wright was moved to the bullpen following his April 8 outing in advance of Alex Cobb's promotion from Double-A Bowie. With Cobb having now built up to a starter's workload and prepared to fill a permanent spot in the rotation, it will take an injury for Wright to receive another look in a starting role.
Wright isn't expected to remain in the rotation this week after manager Buck Showalter confirmed that Alex Cobb is scheduled to start Saturday against the Red Sox, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
Wright beat out Miguel Castro for the fifth-starter role coming out of spring training, but the right-hander has merely been keeping the seat warm for Cobb, whose start to the season was delayed after he remained unsigned until March 20. After getting pummeled for eight runs (five earned) across 5.2 innings in his first two appearances of the season, Wright isn't a lock to stick with the Orioles as a long reliever once Cobb is called up and could instead head to Triple-A Norfolk to continue working as a starter.
Wright gave up five runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk over 0.2 innings Sunday but didn't factor into Baltimore's 8-7 victory over the Yankees.
Wright committed a throwing error in the first inning that allowed the Yankees to score their first run of the game. From there, the 28-year-old unraveled and gave up four more runs before the frame came to an end. It's unclear if Wright will start another game for Baltimore, as Alex Cobb is close to joining the team's rotation.
Wright gave up three earned runs on four hits while logging six strikeouts and one walk in Baltimore's 10-6 defeat to Houston on Tuesday. He did not factor into the decision.
Wright pitched pretty well on Tuesday but was victimized by Astros shortstop Carlos Correa, who touched him up for a two-run inside-the-park home run and a sacrifice fly to account for all three earned runs. Wright has a spot in Baltimore's rotation for the time being but that stands to change with Alex Cobb set to join the staff soon.
Wright is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Astros, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
The Orioles have opted to give Dylan Bundy an extra day of rest before his second start of the season, so Wright will step in as the team's No. 5 starter earlier than expected. The 28-year-old isn't expected to stick in the rotation for more than a turn or two, as Alex Cobb is close to being ready to join the big club after signing late in camp. With his two starts tentatively lined up against the Astros and Yankees, it's best to avoid him for fantasy purposes. Wright made 13 relief appearances for the Orioles in 2017, compiling a 5.76 ERA and 1.32 WHIP across 25 innings.
Wright remains in contention for the final available spot in the Orioles' Opening Day rotation, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
The right-hander was tagged for four runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings in his last outing Saturday to inflate his spring ERA to 4.91 ERA over four starts, but fortunately for Wright, his main competitors for the starting gig -- Miguel Castro and Nestor Cortes -- haven't performed any better in the Grapefruit League. The hard-throwing Castro found some success in relief last season while Cortes is a Rule 5 selection that has yet to appear in the majors, so Wright looks like the safest rotation option for the Orioles at this juncture. That being said, Wright may not enjoy much longevity in the starting ranks, as Gabriel Ynoa (lower leg) isn't expected to require extensive time on the disabled list and could push Wright to the bullpen upon being activated.
Wright introduced a cutter in his first spring training start, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.
Wright threw the cutter some in the minors last year, but didn't throw the pitch at all in his 25 major-league innings. The pitch could help him against lefties, who slugged .657 off of him last year. Wright will likely need something added to his repertoire if he's to win the Orioles' fifth starter job this spring, as he owns a 5.86 career ERA in 144.1 major-league innings.
Wright is in the mix for the Orioles' fifth rotation spot even after the signings of Andrew Cashner and Chris Tillman, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.
Wright has good numbers at the Triple-A level (3.53 ERA, 0.6 HR/9), but he hasn't been able to translate those figures to the major leagues. He also spent all of his time in Baltimore last season as a bullpen arm, mustering just a 5.76 ERA (albeit with a 4.76 FIP). It may work in Wright's favor that he's out of options, but he'll need to pitch better than Gabriel Ynoa and Miguel Castro -- his main competition for the role -- this spring if he wants to grab the last spot.
Wright was called up from Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday.
Wright rejoins the team prior to Thursday's game against the Yankees, following a two-week stay with Norfolk. The 27-year-old will provide more depth out of the bullpen, where he's posted a 5.11 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 15:1 K:BB over 12.1 innings this year.
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