PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. Jamey Wright paused to consider the vision, one that inspires him to this day. Almost 20 years have passed since the Colorado Rockies drafted the Oklahoma City native in the first round, the first of his nine major-league stops, and his tireless chase shows no sign of slowing soon.
Wrights quest makes his resume read like a run-on sentence: The Rockies (from 1996 to 1999 and 2004 to 05), Milwaukee Brewers ('00 to 02), St. Louis Cardinals (02), Kansas City Royals (03 and 09), San Francisco Giants (06), Texas Rangers (07 to 08), Cleveland Indians (2010), Seattle Mariners (10 to 11) and Los Angeles Dodgers (12).
For the past seven springs, the 38-year-old reliever has made an MLB roster as a non-roster invitee. He has beaten both odds and time.
But theres a hole within this showcase of stamina, a void Wright hopes is filled with the Tampa Bay Rays clinching a playoff berth later this fall. Despite all his destinationsthrough the hours spent shuffling between both ...