Cards ace Wainwright blanks Cubs for MLB-leading 13th win
JUL 27, 5:08p ET | AP
StatsLLC: Dec 19 / 12:00a ET
News: Wright and the Baltimore Orioles have finalized a $1.7 million, one-year contract.
Impact: The 29-year-old had a 3.17 ERA in 58 games with the Chicago Cubs in 2014, his third straight season with at least 55 appearances. He allowed two home runs in 48 1-3 innings. Wright has limited left-handed hitters to a .238 average in 591 plate appearances.
Rotowire: Dec 16 / 4:25p ET
News: Wright agreed to a one-year contract with the Orioles on Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNsports.com reports.
Impact: The 29-year-old lefty saw his strikeout rate fall by more than two per nine innings last season (from 9.2 K/9 to 6.9 K/9), and his walk rate ticked up slightly as well (from 3.2 BB/9 to 3.5 BB/9), but he still turned in a respectable 3.17 ERA in 58 appearances with the Cubs. He's now slated to head back to the AL next season, but Wright will likely be nothing more than a middle-inning option for Baltimore.