Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 1/22/13
The Rays added depth to their minor league roster by signing four veterans to contracts. They also received invitations to major league spring training. The four signed are  right-handed pitcher Jamey Wright, outfielder Shelley Duncan and right-handed pitchers Juan Carlos Oviedo and Juan Sandoval. Wright, 38, is a 17-year major league veteran who has a 4.89 ERA over 592 career appearances (246 starts).  In 2012, he went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA (67.2-IP, 28-ER) in 66 relief outings for the Los Angeles Dodgers.  The righthander transitioned to a full-time role in the bullpen in 2008 and has compiled a 4.15 ERA in 357.2 innings pitched since then, the second-most relief innings in the majors in that span behind only Carlos Marmol (368.1).  He also ranks third among active pitchers in pickoffs with 61, trailing only lefthanders Andy Pettitte (102) and Mark Buehrle (89). Wright was originally a first-round selection by the Colorado Rockies in the 1993 June Draft and has spent time in the ma...
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