Right-hander Mike Wright is out of Minor League options. He has been inconsistent, at best. He had run out of chances with his original organization.
No wonder Wright caught the eye of the Mariners.
“We are the team of opportunities,” manager Scott Servais said Wednesday after the Mariners acquired Wright from the Orioles for Minor League infielder Ryne Ogren.
Wright, 29, had a 9.45 ERA in 10 relief appearances with Baltimore this season, but he also had 14 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings. He has had an up-and-down season, having allowed 13 runs in four appearances but only one run in his other six.
Baltimore designated Wright for assignment on Sunday. At 6-foot-6, he relies first and foremost on his sinking fastball. Secondary pitches include a changeup, slider and a cutter he began throwing in 2018. Velocity (96-97 mph) is a plus. Command is not.