Baltimore, MD (SportsNetwork.com) - The Baltimore Orioles have signed left- handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday.
A seven-year major league veteran, Wright spent last season with the Chicago Cubs and pitched in 58 games, going 0-3 with a 3.17 earned run average. The 29-year-old was granted free agency after the Cubs opted not to tender him a contract earlier this month.
Wright, who has made 360 appearances in the majors and held lefty hitters to a .238 average for his career, joins a Baltimore bullpen that lost fellow southpaw Andrew Miller to the rival Yankees in free agency.
Initially breaking into the majors with Houston in 2008, Wright pitched five- plus seasons with the Astros before being dealt to Tampa Bay in August of 2013. He owns a 10-18 lifetime record with a 4.17 ERA and has struck out 290 over 299 2/3 career innings.