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40 Wesley Wright RP
Height/Weight: 5-11/185 | Birthdate: 1/28/1985 | Birthplace: Montgomery, AL | Bats/Throws: R/L | Team: Baltimore | College: No College | MLB Experience: 8 | Salary: $1,025,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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Orioles LHP Wesley Wright nearing return from extended spring


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2015) Orioles veteran left-hander Wesley Wright is expected to require just one or two more appearances in extended spring training before his activation from the disabled list, the Baltimore Sun has reported.

Wright has been sidelined since April 10 with a shoulder injury. He made his first appearance in extended spring on Tuesday. It appears likely he will avoid a rehab assignment.


Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright tosses one inning in extended spring


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright was able to throw one inning during an extended spring training session on Tuesday, according to CSN Mid-Atlantic. 

Wright, who is currently on the 15-day DL with a neck injury, could have thrown one or two more innings. It was his first time facing hitters since suffering the injury. Wright has a 5.40 ERA in 1 2/3 innings of work this season.


Orioles' Wesley Wright throws 30-pitch bullpen session


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright completed a 30-pitch bullpen session Tuesday that went well, MASNSports.com reports.

Wright is on the disabled list with a neck/shoulder issue. It was reported last week that he was scheduled to take the mound in extended spring training starting May 19. Wright has made two appearances this season, giving up one earned run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings.


Orioles' Wesley Wright throwing from 90 feet on Monday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/5/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright threw from a distance of 90 feet, according to MASN Sports. Wright, who is on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder/neck injury, is expected to return to the mound in extended spring training on May 19.

Orioles' Wesley Wright to make extended spring debut on May 19


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/3/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright is expected to return to the mound in extended spring training on May 19, MASN Sports reported.

Wright is on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder/neck problem. 


Orioles Wright expected to begin throwing early next week


(4/29/2015)
Orioles left-handed reliever Wesley Wright, who is recovering from a left shoulder injury, is expected to begin throwing early next week in Sarasota, Fla., according to MASNsports.com.
Wright, who has been on the 15-day disabled list since April 14, has a 5.40 ERA through two relief appearances.

Wesley Wright may return to Orioles sooner than expected


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright's left shoulder, which has him on the disabled list, is doing better, manager Buck Showalter said, per MASN Sports

Wright was initially expected to be out until mid-May, but Showalter said he could return sooner than expected. He's eligible to come off the DL next week. 


Orioles' Wesley Wright shut down for week, hopes to return in four


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/14/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright is on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder issue. He will travel to Sarasota on Wednesday to work on his rehabilitation. 

Wright has been told not to do anything for a week, including picking up a ball, per MASN Sports. He told the Baltimore media that he plans to return in four weeks, instead of six. 

"Hopefully, I can get this taken care of, get back here and be able to help out in the bullpen," he said. "That's my main concern right now. I feel like I kind of let the team down and the boys down not being able to be contributing right now, but just got to get healthy and then I'll be able to show the real me."

"I'm really disappointed. There's a lot at stake over here and we've had a tough week here with usage in the bullpen, so I'd love to be out there helping out, but I need to get healthy. I feel that if I get healthy I'll really be able to contribute and do what I was brought here to do."


Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright out 4-6 weeks with shoulder inflammation


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright will be out 4 to 6 weeks after an MRI revealed left shoulder inflammation Monday, reports the Baltimore Sun.

Wright, who is currently on the 15-day DL with the injury, will not require surgery to repair the issue. Wright has thrown 1 2/3 innings so far this season with a 5.40 ERA.


Orioles officially place Wesley Wright on 15-day DL, recall Eddie Gamboa


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) The Orioles have officially placed pitcher Wesley Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a left trapezius strain and recalled pitcher Eddie Gamboa from Triple-A Norfolk, the team announced Saturday.

Wright was receiving treatment for the injury, but manager Buck Showalter was expecting this to be the result after consulting with team doctors. Wright has thrown just 1 2/3 innings so far in 2014 with a 5.40 ERA.


Orioles' Wesley Wright to meet with doctors, likely headed to DL


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright received treatment on his injured left neck/trapezius muscle on Saturday, which feels about the same as it did on Friday, he told reporters, per MASN. He will be examined by a doctor on Saturday, and will likely be placed on the 15-day disabled list, according to MLB.com.

"We're going to try to clear this up with a DL stint," Showalter said. "We haven't really gotten into what's next, MRI or whatever they're going to do yet.

"I thought that's where it would head last night. He came in today and was about the same."

Baltimore could promote knuckleballer Eddie Gamboa to take his roster spot.


Orioles P Wesley Wright injures shoulder


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/10/2015) Orioles pitcher Wesley Wright came out of Friday's 12-5 loss against the Blue Jays with a shoulder injury, according to MLB.com. 

Wright is experiencing left shoulder pain, which could be the result of something going on in the trapezius/neck area. The plan for now is to see how the afflicted area feels on Saturday. 

Wright said he's "pretty concerned" about the injury since he can usually play through some pain. 

“It’s one of those things that’s been kind of bothering me a little bit the last couple days and it got to a point where it wasn’t going away,” Wright said. “You want to be out there at the beginning of the season, you want to do what you can to help the team, but it gets to the point where you’re hurting yourself as well as the team, so I decided it would be best if I said something and get it taken care of.”

Wright pitched 1 1/3 innings and gave up an earned run on two hits. 


Orioles announce the signing of LHP Wesley Wright


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/19/2014) The Orioles officially announced the signing of free agent left-hander Wesley Wright on Friday, per the team's official website. Wright went 0-3 with a 3.17 ERA over 48 1/3 innings of relief with the Cubs in 2014.

Report: Orioles, LHP Wesley Wright agree to one-year deal


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/16/2014) The Orioles have reached an agreement on a one-year deal with left-hander Wesley Wright on Tuesday, MASN Sports reports. Wright went 0-3 with a 3.17 ERA over 48 1/3 innings of relief with the Cubs last season.

Cubs non-tender C John Baker, RP Wesley Wright


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2014) The Cubs non-tendered catcher John Baker and left-handed pitcher Wesley Wright on Tuesday, making them free agents, per the Chicago Tribune. Baker batted .192 with 15 RBI over 182 at-bats. Wright posted a 3.17 ERA and a 1.39 WHIP over 48 1/3 innings of relief in 2014.

Report: Cubs to tender offers to 10 arbitration-eligible players


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) The Cubs are expected to tender offers to the 10 arbitration-eligible players on their roster by Tuesday's deadline, according to MLB.com. The 10 players are Travis WoodJake ArrietaJohn BakerWelington CastilloChris CoghlanFelix DoubrontJustin RuggianoPedro StropLuis Valbuena and Wesley Wright.

Wesley Wright surrenders two runs in loss vs. Rockies


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(7/30/2014) Cubs pitcher Wesley Wright was stuck with a loss Wednesday after giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks in one inning of work in his team's 6-4, 10-inning defeat against the Rockies.

Wright (0-2) has been hittable recently, and he hasn't managed to post an outing with no baserunners since July 5. He's surrendered four earned runs in 7 1/3 innings during that stretch. Wright owns a 2.84 ERA and 27:11 K:BB ratio in 31 2/3 innings.


Report: Andrew Miller is top relief target for Braves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/27/2014) Red Sox reliever Andrew Miller is believed to be the Braves' top bullpen target with the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline looming, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Diamondbacks reliever Oliver Perez, Cubs reliever Wesley Wright, Rangers reliever Neal Cotts, Astros reliever Tony Sipp and Marlins reliever Mike Dunn are other left-handed relievers believed to be available in a trade and could be targets for Atlanta.


Wesley Wright returns Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/30/2014) Cubs pitcher Wesley Wright has been activated from the paternity list Friday.

Wright left the club Tuesday in order to be with his wife for the birth of his daughter. Through 17 innings, Wright has posted a 3.18 ERA. 


Blake Parker called up after Wesley Wright placed on paternity leave


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2014) The Cubs played pitcher Wesley Wright on the paternity leave list Tuesday, just before the team's game against the Giants. Blake Parker will be recalled to take his place. 

Wesley Wright surrenders walkoff run in extras


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/9/2014) Cubs pitcher Wesley Wright was pegged with his first loss of the season on Friday against the Braves in Atlanta. Wright surrendered a walkoff single to Freddie Freeman in the 10th inning to end the game. He owns a 2.38 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP in 11 1/3 innings pitched.

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.