The Los Angeles Angels have signed pitcher Wesley Wright to a minor-league contract, according to a tweet from Wright’s group at Reynolds Sports Management.
The 30-year-old Wright started last year with the Baltimore Orioles after signing a one-year, $1.7 milion deal as a free agent. He put up good numbers with the Chicago Cubs in 2014, comprising a 3.17 ERA with 6.89 strikeouts per nine innings countered by 3.5 walks per nine innings in 48.1 innings of work. Wright has induced an impressive 52.1 percent ground ball rate, something that’s his bread and butter.
2015 has been an injury-plagued year for Wright as he has been under both inflammation and a strain in his left shoulder. He spent three months on the disabled list before being activated and later designated for assignment.
Wright can definitely be a viable lefty Reliever for the Halos who already have lefties Cesar Ramos and Jose Alvarez performing well.
Wright will report to Triple-AAA Salt Lake City for now.
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Peter Elliott writes about the NFL and MLB for Talking Baws.