The bullpen is getting crowded, but that hasn’t stopped the Rays from offering Jamey Wright a contract to come back for another season.
According to Ken Rosenthal, Wright has narrowed his choices to either the Dodgers or the Rays.
Wright proved to be a very valuable filler piece in the bullpen last season, posting a 3.09 ERA (3.13 FIP) in 66 appearances. Wright made just $1 million in 2013.
Interestingly, at the age of 38, Wright posted an 8.36 strikeouts-per-9 innings, the best rate of his career. At the same time, he walked just 2.96 batters per 9 innings, the lowest rate of his career.
The Rays already have six relievers that can be considered locks for the opening day roster, if we assume Juan Carlos Oviedo will be 100%. Brandon Gomes is likely the odd-man out if Wright is re-signed, with Josh Lueke an even longer shot than before.