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Dodgers sign Jamey Wright to one-year contract

Wright joins Chris Perez as the Dodgers' recent bullpen additions.


The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed reliever Jamey Wright to a one-year contract, according to Dylan Hernandez of the Los Angeles Times. Financial terms are not yet known.

Wright, who turns 39 on Tuesday, was reportedly deciding between the Rays and Dodgers as of the Winter Meetings, and decided to head to the Dodgers in recent days. He is expected to be the team's long reliever, joining a packed bullpen that already includes the likes of Brandon League, J.P. Howell, Chris Withrow, Brian Wilson, Kenley Jansen and new addition Chris Perez. The Dodgers have been aggressive with bullpen additions this winter, re-signing Wilson (1 year, $10 million) and Howell (2 years, $11.25 million) while adding Perez and Wright.

2014 will be Wright's second year with the Dodgers, after he spent the entire 2012 season with them. In 67.2 innings over 66 appearances, he was 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA.

Wright spent 2013 with the Rays, posting a 2-2 record and 3.09 ERA in 70 innings after signing a minor league deal with the team last winter. He is a veteran of eighteen major league seasons with the Rockies (1996-1999, 2004-2005), Brewers (2000-2002), Cardinals (2002), Royals (2003, 2009), Giants (2006), Rangers (2007-2008), Indians (2010), Mariners (2010-2011), Dodgers (2012) and Rays (2013), and has a lifetime 92-126 record with a 4.82 ERA in 658 appearances (247 starts).