Rays acquire Wesley Wright from Astros

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Houston is sending away another veteran, trading left-handed reliever Wesley Wright to Tampa Bay for cash considerations.

Wright was the longest-tenured Astro, debuting in 2008 as a Rule 5 pick and appearing in a total of 286 games with a 4.44 ERA. He’s been a pretty solid setup man since the beginning of last season, throwing 94 innings with a 3.56 ERA and 94/33 K/BB ratio, so it’s surprising that the Rays were able to acquire the 28-year-old for cash.

Now that Wright is gone Erik Bedard is the only player on the entire Astros’ roster making more than $500,000 and even he’s bargain-priced at $1.5 million.