He'll be nothing more then AAA filler and should only be battling with DiNardo and Villarreal for a chance to battle Joel Peralta or someone else for mopup duty (barring an injury).
Wright is 34-years old 6'5" 230 lbs is a 13-year Major League veteran who last year with the Rangers pitched went 8-7 with a 5.12 ERA in 75 relief appearances and if I recall blew at least one game against the Royals.
The Royals also announced fan favorite Luke Hudson:
WILL NOT be in Major League camp as he continues to rehab his right shoulder.
One would think it's over for Luke if he can't show any improvement this year.
And the great thing is for the first time I can recall in an article:
For additional information, members of the media may contact the Royals
Media Relations Department at (816) 921-8000.
Man I almost qualify. Maybe I should call anyway ???
The best way to sum up the Wright signing would be the two comments at MLBTR:
- Minor league deal. Good signing.
- He sucks, has always sucked, and will always continue to suck. AAA depth here.
I have nothing more to add.