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.


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13 Comments on "Dodgers Sign Jamey Wright"


mike melusky
3 years 6 months ago

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

BlueSkyLA
BlueSkyLA
3 years 6 months ago

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

thegrayrace
3 years 6 months 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 6 months 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.

leachim2
3 years 6 months ago

They did invite Grabow, but yeah.

themightygin
3 years 6 months 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.

Tyler Jedrzejak
3 years 6 months ago

good depth option. solid vet. Not bad

Orlandojjk
3 years 6 months 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 6 months 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…

3 years 6 months ago

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.

m4r1n3r
3 years 6 months ago

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

munkeyman420
3 years 6 months 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

Gumby65
3 years 6 months ago

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