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53 Wesley Wright RP
Height/Weight: 5-11/183 | Birthdate: 1/28/1985 | Birthplace: Montgomery, AL | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Chicago | College: No College | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $1,025,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 880.00
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Cubs, Wesley Wright make one-year deal official


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/18/2013) The Cubs officially announced the signing of pitcher Wesley Wright to a one-year, $1.425-million contract Monday. He will be under team control for one more season after the deal expires.

Wright went 0-4 with a 3.69 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 55:19 K:BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings between the Astros and Rays last season.


Cubs, Wesley Wright agree to deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/4/2013) The Cubs have signed free-agent pitcher Wesley Wright to a one-year deal believed to be for $1.425 million, USA Today reports.

Wright made 70 appearances between the Astros and Rays last season, going 0-4 with a 3.69 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 55:19 K:BB ratio in 53 2/3 innings.


Rays opt not to bring two back


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Rays non-tendered outfielder Sam Fuld Monday, one of just two players not offered a contract prior to Monday's deadline. Fuld has been a reserve for the Rays over the last two season, and put up a .199/.270/.267 batting line in 176 at-bats last season while making $725,000.

Reliever Wesley Wright was the other player not tendered. He put up a 2.92 ERA in 16 games after being acquired from the Astros. He was paid $1.025 million last season, and was likely facing a pay raise. 


Wesley Wright does no wrong versus Angels


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(8/29/2013) The Rays entrusted Wesley Wright to finish out the top of the ninth inning against the Angels on Thursday, and he retired both of the batters he faced.

Wright recorded one strikeout in his appearance, lowering his ERA to 4.08.


Astros send Wesley Wright to Rays


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/12/2013) The Astros will send reliever Wesley Wright to the Rays for cash considerations.

Wright was claimed on waivers, and the two sides worked out a deal. Wright has a 3.92 ERA in 41 1/3 innings. 


Looking at the Astros' closer candidates


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(7/29/2013) The Astros have yet to name a closer to replace Jose Veras, who they traded to the Tigers Monday, and if I had to guess, I'd say they go with a committee to start out. Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields were both mentioned as candidates this spring, and you have to figure Wesley Wright will factor against lefties.

But inevitably, every committee leads to one guy stepping up and claiming the role for himself, and the obvious candidate to do that here is Jose Cisnero. He's a hard-thrower with strikeout-per-inning stuff, and though his 3.48 ERA and 1.48 WHIP don't seem like anything special, both are skewed by a particularly ugly outing on May 11 in which he gave up eight hits and six earned runs in 2 2/3 innings. Remove it from the equation, and he has a 2.33 ERA and 1.34 WHIP on the year.

Still not impressed? Yeah, OK. Well, everyone left in the Astros bullpen has a high ERA and WHIP, which is probably the takeaway here. Though Cisnero is the reliever to target in deep leagues where saves are nowhere to be found on the waiver wire, you probably shouldn't bother with him outside of those leagues.


Who would be next up to close for Houston?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/24/2013) Our Jon Heyman is reporting Astros closer Jose Veras is drawing considerable trade interest and appears likely to be dealt by the July 31 trade deadline. If that happens, then who closes for Houston?

That's a great question given the state of the team's bullpen. Astros' relievers have combined for the worst bullpen ERA (5.04) in the majors. In fact, Veras has the lowest ERA (3.12) among Houston's relievers. 

In the event of a Veras' trade, the top internal candidates to take over as the team's closer are Jose Cisnero, Wesley Wright, Hector Ambriz and Josh Fields

If you asked me this question in late June, then Cisnero would have been the easy choice. He was a rising arm in Houston's bullpen and gaining the trust of the coaching staff. However, he has struggled lately. He's walked 12 batters in his last 11 2/3 innings and has a 9.95 ERA in his last seven outings.

Fields could be a future MLB closer, but he has a 6.61 ERA. Wright could be more valuable as a lefty specialist and setup man. Also, Wright's name has come up in trade rumors, so he might be on the move as well. Ambriz is second on the team with two saves and has 13 holds, but also has a 5.66 ERA and 1.77 WHIP.

If Houston manager Bo Porter loses Veras, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if he chose a closer-by-committe approach. But if I had to stash one player in Fantasy, then I'd think I'd make it Cisnero since he does have plenty of upside.


Braves looking to acquire left-handed reliever


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/18/2013) The Braves are in the market to trade for a left-handed reliever, according to MLB.com. Cubs reliever James Russell, Brewers reliever Mike Gonzalez and Astros reliever Wesley Wright are among the lefties on general manager Frank Wren's wish list.

Wright, Astros avoid arbitration


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2013) The Astros avoided arbitration with relief pitcher Wesley Wright on Friday. Wright agreed to a one-year contract.