The #Cubs signed left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to a one-year contract believed to be for $1.425 million.Wright, heads to Chicago after splitting the 2013 season between the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays in the bullpen of each respected team. Recently non-tendered by Tampa Bay, Wright posted an accumulated 3.69 ERA, with 9.2 K/9 and 3.2 BB/9 in 52 2/3 innings pitched.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 5, 2013
Utilizing a fastball-slider combination, Wright has held left-handed hitters to a .231/.313/.342 mark over the course of a six-year Major League career. The 28-year old posted a 50.3% ground ball rate last season, and avoided the disabled list for fourth consecutive season, while appearing in 54 games in relief.
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