BALTIMORE –- Five days after he was optioned to Norfolk, Mike Wright is back with the Orioles. For the next three games, Wright will be available in the bullpen, and if he isn’t needed, he’ll start on Sunday in place of Miguel Gonzalez, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained right groin.
It’s Wright’s second stint with the Orioles. In the first one, he was was 2-1 with a 2.96 ERA in four starts.
“I was hoping it was going to happen, but it’s always good news to know you’re coming back, so I was very happy,” Wright said.
He knew about Gonzalez’s injury.
“I was kind of hoping he was going to be able to recover. I didn’t want anybody to get hurt, especially Miguel,” Wright said.
Wright said he knew he would be sent down when Bud Norris was reinstated from the disabled list.
“He’s earned his spot up here. I knew when he came back I was probably going to be booted back down,” Wright said.
Wright was 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in seven starts with the Tides.
NOTES: Erik Bedard, who pitched five seasons for the Orioles before he was traded to Seattle for Adam Jones, Chris Tillman and George Sherrill, has retired. He was pitching for the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes of the California League. … Frederick infielders Drew Dosch, Jeff Kemp, outfielder Tucker Nathans and pitcher Mitch Horacek were named to the Carolina League All-Star team. Infielder Trey Mancini, who has been promoted to Bowie was named the Carolina League’s Player of the Month for May.
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