The Chicago Cubs have reached a deal to bring in left handed throwing Wesley Wright just a couple days after the Tampa Bay Rays decided not to tender his contract.
The deal for Wright is just a one year deal worth just under 1.5 million dollars, according to USA Today Sports.
Wright who is 28 years old appeared in 70 games last year for the Rays and Houston Astros combined. His record was 0-4. Wright, who has been in the league for about six years after breaking into the league in ’08 with the Astros.
For his career, Wright carries a 4.37 ERA with two career saves. He has done a good job against left handed batters in his career, allowing just a .232 batting average.
This will definitely help out a Cubs bullpen that only has one lefty. James Russell, who is arbitration eligible, will now have some help with Wright there.
Wright is clearly excited about this opportunity with the Chicago Cubs. Soon after he was signed he changed his twitter profile to ‘Relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs.’