Dodgers News & Rumors: Dodgers Bring Back Familiar Face, Jamey Wright
The Los Angeles Dodgers have revamped their bullpen in the last few days. First, they signed reliever Chris Perez from the Cleveland Indians and today they signed Jamey Wright to a one-year deal, completing one of their biggest needs of the off-season.
Wright was with the Dodgers in 2012 and appeared in 66 games, going 3-2 with a 3.72 ERA. He was a member of the Tampa Bay Rays last season and made 66 relief appearances, but he lowered his ERA to 3.09 and was 2-2. Wright will turn 39 years old tomorrow and will bring valuable years of experience to the ball club.
The signing of Wright is a bit surprising given the Perez signing last night, but it’s likely to have a ripple effect. Chris Withrow and Jose Dominguez appear to be the odd men out as they’ll likely start 2014 in Triple A. Wright gives the Dodgers a pitcher who can pitch multiple innings and finally lands a major league contract.
With a surplus of relievers, it’s possible that the Dodgers are gearing up for a trade, but it’s never a bad thing to have too many good relievers.
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ICYMI: The Dodgers and Jamey Wright reportedly agreed to a one-year deal