Pirates Sign Wright

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Pirates and free agent pitcher Jaret Wright have agreed to a minor league deal with an invitation to Spring Training. Wright has been hampered by injuries after signing a three year deal worth 21 million dollars with the Yankees in 2004. However, he is just 32, and is 68-60 in his career, so there is still a chance he can comeback to help the Pirates. I think there is little to no downside with this signing, and it could actually come back to help their young, unproven rotation. The Nationals and Mets were reportedly showing some degrees of interest.