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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