Wed, 09 Jul 2014 14:59:38 -0700
Chicago Cubs RPs James Russell and Wesley Wright are being scouted by the Atlanta Braves. The Braves are looking for a left-handed relief pitcher and have one of their top scouts following the Cubs.
Thu, 29 May 2014 11:25:07 -0700
The Chicago Cubs will activate RP Wesley Wright from the paternity list Thursday, May 29, and they have optioned RP Blake Parker to Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
Tue, 27 May 2014 14:58:35 -0700
The Chicago Cubs placed RP Wesley Wright on the paternity list Tuesday, May 27, and recalled RP Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa in a corresponding move.
Mon, 05 May 2014 09:29:05 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Hector Rondon was saddled with the loss after allowing a game-winning single in the ninth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, May 4, and manager Rick Renteria made it clear that he wanted to stick with Rondon in a tie ballgame. "In the end, with the strength of Hector, regardless of who he's facing, lefty or righty, it's a good match for him," Renteria said. RP Wesley Wright was warming in the bullpen to face Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, but Renteria chose to stick with Rondon. Wright appears to have passed RP James Russell as the high-leverage lefty in the bullpen. Rondon said he felt strong despite pitching in his fourth game in the last five days.
Fantasy Tip: The outing was disappointing for Rondon owners, but the silver lining here is the fact that Renteria trusts Rondon as his closer, even in a tied game and facing a left-handed hitter. It cements the notion that he's the unquestioned man for the ninth inning right now in Chicago.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 14:25:48 -0700
Chicago Cubs manager Rick Renteria said both RPs Jose Veras and Wesley Wright were unavailable to pitch Thursday, April 3, because both relievers pitched in the team's 16-inning contest the night before.
Fantasy Tip: Veras blew the save against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday night and was pretty bad all spring, leading many to believe that the Cubs already preferred to use Pedro Strop in the ninth. That could be the case, eventually, or a committee approach could be used. Stay tuned. Strop is worth a stash in deep mixed leagues.
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 08:42:12 -0700
Chicago Cubs RP Jose Veras blew his first save chance of the season against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, April 2.
Fantasy Tip: Veras' skills are slightly above average for a reliever. He struggled all spring, and this isn't a good start to the year. If things continue to go south quickly, the Cubbies may go elsewhere. Other candidates to close include Pedro Strop and James Russell and Wesley Wright.
Wed, 04 Dec 2013 19:32:32 -0800
The Chicago Cubs signed free-agent RP Wesley Wright (Rays) to a one-year contract Wednesday, Dec. 4. The deal is believed to be for $1.425 million.
Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:52:06 -0800
The Tampa Bay Rays non-tendered RP Wesley Wright.
Mon, 12 Aug 2013 12:47:06 -0700
The Tampa Bay Rays claimed RP Wesley Wright off waivers from the Houston Astros Monday, Aug. 12.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:15:02 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said the team will use a closer-by-committee after they traded away RP Jose Veras.
Fantasy Tip: Jose Cisnero may be the front-runner for the majority of save chances now, but don't count out Wesley Wright or Joshua Fields. Cisnero should be your first target for those chasing saves, and Wright and Fields are consolation prizes in deep mixed leagues if you're desperate.