Where Are They Now? Houston Astros Trades Part 3; 2013
Wesley Wright – A fan favorite and an enigmatic but mostly productive south paw late in games from the bullpen, Wright was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for cash. Wright was effective down the stretch run for the pennant chasing Rays, tallying a 2.92 ERA across 12.1 innings in 16 appearances. He also made his postseason debut at age 28, situationally pitching 0.2 IP in 2 games in the ALDS against the Boston Red Sox.
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Set to earn a salary over a million dollars, not appealing to the Astros or Rays, he was granted free agency and signed with the Chicago Cubs for 1-year and $1.425 million. He has a 2.37 ERA so far in 2014 and will most certainly be dealt at the trading deadline by Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer’s Cubbies, rebuilding very similarly to Jeff Luhnow’s Astros.