The Angels have claimed right-hander Daniel Wright off waivers from the Reds, per a Cincinnati announcement. The Reds designated Wright for assignment earlier Sunday.
The 25-year-old Wright, whom the Reds chose in the 10th round of the 2013 draft, will now join his second organization. He made his major league debut this season with four appearances, two of which were starts, and pitched to a bloated 7.62 ERA in 13 innings, also posting 4.15 K/9 against 1.38 BB/9. Wright also had difficulty preventing runs this year with Triple-A Louisville, where he put up a 6.13 ERA across 83 2/3 frames. In 453 2/3 career minor league innings, Wright has logged a 4.44 ERA, 8.0 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9.
The kakabrainiacs garbage collectors of the league just keep on going…
You clearly are clueless about this being a low-risk high-reward move. Bet you hated the salas trade too
gmflores27 you have to realize that angelfan69 is one of these fans who think the Angels are loaded with nothing but future HOF players. And Scioscia is the only reason why they are not winning.
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I reword that to say “Angels fans who think every position should be filled with a HOF’er”. That’s a pattern I’ve seen among Angels fans on the Internet. Many of them don’t even read about their favorite team. Especially the ’02 crowd.
Granted this year’s struggles, Reds just gave away a 25 year old with a career 8.0 K/9 and 2.0 BB/9 for a few September appearances by a 32 year old journeyman utility player
They were probably going to have to remove him from the 40 man after the season anyway to accommodate the 60 day DL guys and new Rule 5 protectees. It was a decent gamble to try and sneak him through to the minors now instead of then.
I bet they could’ve snuck Ohlendorf or Diaz through
Diaz maybe, but I believe Ohlendorf is a veteran. He has the right to elect free agency with full pay if he is outrighted. But honestly, both of those guys are being used in the big league bullpen right now and both have performed better than Wright.
Ohlendorf has been terrible in the 2nd half.
Love how Eppler keeps making waiver claims on arms with upside. Eventually one of them could turn out to be a diamond in the rough
Yeah. Eppler is certainly mining for a diamond and may very well find one. Can’t help but notice how often he’s claimed former Reds though
Daniel Wright was already named as one of the Reds’ representatives/players in the prestigious Arizona Fall League. I guess now there’s an opening.
Wright has had an interesting season, he started the season in AA pitching out of the bullpen for the first time, and was totally dominant there for 20 innings. He was promoted to AAA for the first time in May, and moved back into the rotation. After two strong starts in AAA he was promoted to the Reds.
His 4 outings, including 2 starts, with the Reds were pretty ugly. The early-season magic had worn off. His last appearance for the Reds was on June 13th, and he got pounded in AAA in June and August.
They pushed a 25 year old to the majors – a heck of an opportunity – and he blew it, big time. Upon his return to the minors he’d seemingly forgotten everything that got him promoted in the first place. He struggled in AAA for half this season. He’s never been a top prospect, or particularly highly regarded by scouts. Now he’s gone. Good luck to the Angels, and to him with the Angels. If they’re wise they’ll use him as a reliever.
The Reds have lots of promising young arms. With the exception of a few weeks this April, Daniel Wright never looked like one of them.