Yankees Send Wright to O's

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Baltimore will send reliever Chris Britton to the Yankees for Wright and $4 million, the amount it would have cost the Yankees to buy out Wright's contract. He was 5-5 with a 6.08 ERA in 2005, when he injured a shoulder and was limited to 13 starts, then went 11-7 with a 4.49 ERA this year, only rarely lasting past the sixth inning. Britton was 0-2 with a 3.35 ERA and one save in 52 games for the Orioles in 2006.