Wednesday, April 24, 2019
MLB trade review: Mariners acquire Wright
The Seattle Mariners have acquired RHP Mike Wright Jr. from the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for INF Ryne Ogren.
For the Mariners, Wright was recently DFA'd by the Orioles, and with can provide depth to their weak bullpen, if or when guys like Brandon Brennan, Roenis Elias and Zac Rosscup fall off. Wright is in his 5th MLB season, and was one of the more experienced pitchers in Baltimore's pen, and will have a similar role with Seattle.
Wright, 29, has a 9.45 ERA, 7.69 FIP and 14 strikeouts in 13.1 innings this year. In his MLB career, all in Baltimore, Wright has a 5.95 ERA, 5.35 FIP and 192 strikeouts in 242 innings.
For the Orioles, they DFA'd Wright for a reason. He had career highs in both ERA and innings pitched last year, with 84.1 innings and an awful 5.55 ERA. In return, they get a minor league infielder.
Ogren, 22, was a 12th round pick in 2018. He had a .159 average with two homers and four RBIs in 48 Plate Appearances for Single-A West Virginia this year. His minor league career stats, which is this year and 2018, with Low-A Everett and a game in AAA Tacoma, includes a .229 average, with five homers, 35 RBIs and five stolen bases.