Cactus League Countdown: L.A. Dodgers
FEB 22, 12:36p ET | Chris Gabel
Rotowire: Mar 29 / 9:27a ET
News: Wright was informed Saturday that he will not make the Rangers' roster, the Dallas Morning News reports.
Impact: Wright was informed of the decision earlier in the week, but rather than elect for free agency, he's decided to continue pitching for Texas in spring training in hopes of catching the eye of another team. The 40-year-old was in camp on a minor league deal, and he fell behind a handful of younger pitchers competing for a roster spot. "If they change their minds, I'm still here," said Wright. "But, if not, I'm showcasing for all the other teams." Wright said he hopes to play one more season in the majors.
Rotowire: Feb 14 / 1:29p ET
News: Wright signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Saturday that includes an invite to spring training.
Impact: The 19-year veteran will return to Texas, where he spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons, after posting a 4.35 ERA and 1.41 WHIP in 61 appearances with the Dodgers last year. Wright turned in much better numbers while with the Rays in 2013 (3.09 ERA, 1.20 WHIP), but he has just a 1.22 K/BB for his career and will have to beat out fellow non-roster invitees David Martinez, Ross Wolf, Juan Oviedo and Ross Ohlendorf for a bullpen spot in spring training.
StatsLLC: Feb 14 / 12:00a ET
News: Wright has signed a minor league contract with the Texas Rangers that includes an invitation to major league spring training.
Impact: Wright will make $1 million if he makes the major league roster. In 61 games last season for the Los Angeles Dodgers, Wright was 5-4 with one save and a 4.35 ERA. It was his fourth consecutive season with at least 60 appearances. The 40-year-old Wright has pitched for 10 teams over 19 major league seasons, including Texas in 2007-08. His has a career record of 97-130 with a 4.81 ERA in 719 games (248 starts).