Dodgers Sign Jamey Wright

The Dodgers signed reliever Jamey Wright to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, tweets Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times.  Wright is represented by Excel Sports Management.

Wright, 37, posted a 3.16 ERA, 6.3 K/9, 4.0 BB/9, 0.79 HR/9, and 58.2% groundball rate in 68 1/3 innings for the Mariners last year.  Among those with 60 innings, that groundball rate ranked fourth in the American League.

Wright will battle other Dodgers non-roster right-handed relief invitees such as Jose Ascanio, Angel Guzman, Shane Lindsay, Fernando Nieve, and Ryan Tucker for long relief work.  Here's a look at the remaining free agent right-handed relievers.

13 Responses to Dodgers Sign Jamey Wright Leave a Reply

  1. mike melusky 3 years ago

    A week ago, Chad Qualls received a Major League Deal from the Phillies.

  2. BlueSkyLA
    BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

    Another right hander? I am already feeling sorry for Scott Elbert.

  3. thegrayrace 3 years ago

    If there is one thing the Dodgers don’t lack, it is RH relief pitching. Guerra, Jansen, Lindblom, Guerrier, MacDougal and Coffey already round out the probable bullpen, and they’ve also got Hawksworth, Troncoso, Eovaldi and possibly Belisario in addition to the guys above.

    • BlueSkyLA
      BlueSkyLA 3 years ago

      Plus all the right-handed relievers invited to Spring Training. Did they invite any lefties, any at all? The Dodgers are in the unusual situation of having three left-handed starters but I still can’t see them going into the regular season with just one lefty reliever available. It doesn’t make sense.

  4. themightygin 3 years ago

    wow.  literally thought this guy had been out of baseball since ’06 with the Giants.  No idea he’d been kicking around the AL.  good for him.

  5. Tyler Jedrzejak 3 years ago

    good depth option. solid vet. Not bad

  6. Orlandojjk 3 years ago

    No offense to Wright but why? We have Guerra Jansen Guerrier Coffey MacDougal and Elbert with practically guaranteed spots pending injuries. I guess its always good to have depth though. Go Blue!

    • thegrayrace 3 years ago

      Don’t forget Lindblom. With his 1.045 WHIP, 8.5 K/9 and 6.4 H/9 he was better last season than most of those guys…

  7. Hey, Ned, I am 70 years old and can still bring heat for :45 seconds or so at a time — keep my number on your speed dial.

  8. m4r1n3r 3 years ago

    He had some success with the M’s last year bit it seemed to be a fluke. Maybe he can hit.

  9. munkeyman420 3 years ago

    no idea how this guy is still pitching. considering he only has 3 winning seasons out of a 16 year career. in those 3 years he barely even had a winning record. [2-0], [4-3], [8-7]. 8-7 being his best record since 1996. not to mention his ERA has only been under 4 one time in his career

  10. Gumby65 3 years ago

     Nibble nibble….nope; no bites.  Cast your line in another lake, Troll.

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