Dodgers Notes: Wright, Colletti, Kemp

Here's a look at the NL West after the Dodgers finalized deals with free agents Juan Uribe, Chris Perez, J.P. Howell and Jamey Wright on Tuesday..

  • Wright posted a 3.72 ERA with 7.2 K/9 and 4.0 BB/9 in 2012 but the Dodgers didn't re-sign him and watched him have an even better year with the Rays.  It's a wrong that GM Ned Coletti says he's glad to have corrected.  "A lot of times this year I looked up and wished I had been more aggressive bringing him back last year," Colletti said, according to's Ken Gurnick.  
  • Wright went into camp on minor league deals in each of the last eight springs, but he got his big league deal this offseason with the Dodgers, tweets Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. As an added bonus for the veteran, the $1.8MM deal became official on his 39th birthday.
  • Colletti is confident that Matt Kemp will be ready to play when the Dodgers open their season against the Diamondbacks in Australia on March 22nd, writes Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times.  Kemp, who has been mentioned frequently in trade rumors thanks to the club's outfield surplus, is recovering from shoulder and ankle operations.