Cubs sign LHP Wesley Wright

Cubs sign LHP Wesley Wright
December 4, 2013, 9:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

The Cubs made a minor move Wednesday, inking left-handed releiver Wesley Wright to a one-year deal.



Wright turns 29 in January and has been a steady option out of the bullpen the last few seasons, with a 3.28 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 9.2 K/9 in 168 games with the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays over the last three years.

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The Alabama native has 51 career holds, including 20 with the Astros in 2012. He had experience pitching with the Rays in their stretch run last season and gave up just one run over his last 14 appearances for Tampa Bay.

Wright figures to join the mix for a spot in the Cubs bullpen and provides another left-handed option alongside James Russell, allowing the Cubs to explore a trade for Russell if one comes about.