Jamey Wright...he and his wife, Marnie, have one daughter, Presley, and two sons, Jeff and Cash... graduated from Westmoore (Okla.) HS where he lettered in both baseball and basketball… went 7-2 with a 0.57 ERA as a senior, striking out 94 in 62 innings…originally selected by Colorado in the first round (28th overall) of the 1993 First-Year Player Draft.
Appearing in 66 games as a reliever for the Rays, his 10th different organization, the veteran reliever went 2-2 with a 3.09 ERA (24 ER/ 70 IP) in 66 appearances (one start)... Held opposing batters to a .240 batting average with 65 strikeouts... In 33 home games, posted a 0-1 record with a 2.37 ERA (10 ER/ 38.0 IP), holding hitters to a .198 average... On the season, lefties hit just .230 (35-for-152) off of him, striking out 44 batters... Saw the first postseason action of his career and made two appearances in the Rays' ALDS loss to the Red Sox
Went 5-3 with a 3.72 ERA (67.2-IP, 28-ER) in
66 relief outings for the Dodgers...the senior member of the Dodgers bullpen had the 2nd-most apps on the team, trailing only Ronald Belisario (68)... was 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA (31.2-IP, 6-ER) in 29 apps at home compared to 0-3 with a 5.50 ERA (36-IP, 22-ER) in 37 apps on the road...15 of his 17 apps in September/October were scoreless.
Went 2-3 with a career-best 3.16 ERA in 60 relief appearances
... Notched his first career save on July 5 at Oakland by pitching a scoreless 10th inning with a strikeout, no walks and
no runs in a 4-2 victory...the save came in his 500th career appearance and is the second-most appearances before
recording career save No. 1, behind only Frank Tanana, who recorded his first and only save in his 530th career
appearance...only six pitchers in Major League history have appeared in more than 336 games before recording their
... His 16 holds led Seattle
... Recorded three outs, stranded five inherited runners and threw only two pitches over two appearances (April 19 vs.
Detroit, April 21 vs. Oakland)...became the first reliever to record at least three outs, strand at least five runners and
throw only two pitches in back-to-back outings since Kansas City's Jeff Montgomery Sept. 28-29, 1990
... Finished the year with a 1.37 ERA in 19 games from July 29-Sept. 27 (26.1 IP, 4 ER)...did not allow a run in 18 of 19
... Did not allow a run in 11 Cactus League appearances (12.0 IP)
... Posted a 1.46 ERA in 25 games from April 1-May 30 (24.2 IP, 4 ER).
Made 28 relief appearances with Seattle (0-1, 3.41)...also made 18 appearances
with Cleveland (1-2, 5.48)...ranked 2nd on the team with 8 holds despite not joining the
team until after the All-Star break...season-high 3.0 perfect innings in 3rd appearance
with Seattle July 22 vs. Boston...started the season with Cleveland, designated for
assignment on June 4 and became a free agent on June 14...signed with Oakland as a
minor league free agent on June 16 and made 10 appearances for Sacramento (1-0, 1
SV, 9.00 ERA)...opted out of his contract at Sacramento and signed with the Mariners as
a Major League free agent on July 15.
Earned a bullpen spot out of Spring Training and was the only non-roster invitee to make Kansas City's Opening
Day squad...Made a team-high 65 appearances...Opened the season on a roll, compiling 8.0 scoreless innings
over his first 5 appearances...Carried a 1.66 ERA through May 16 (4 ER in 21.2 IP)...A total of 13 unearned runs crossed the plate on Jamey's watch this year, a new Royals record for a reliever...
The total was the highest by a Major League reliever since Tony Castillo of the White Sox allowed 14 unearned
runs in 1997...Struggled as he allowed 22 of 47 inherited runners to score (46.8 %), the fifth-highest mark in
MLB among relievers who inherited at least 30 runners...Held opponents scoreless in 7 straight outings from
August 6-22 (8.1 IP)...His combined 163.1 relief innings over the 2008-09 seasons are a Major League-high
while his 140 appearances are 5th most in the AL...Major league batters hit just .247 (73-295) off him, including
a mark of .200 (26-130) by LHH.
Spent the entire 2008 season in the Rangers bullpen, his first season as a professional that he did not
make a start...Pitched in a career high 75 games...The 75 appearances were the most-ever by a right-hander
in Texas/Washington franchise history...Led the Majors with a 3.47 groundball/flyball ratio among pitchers
with at least 75 innings....Allowed 5 home runs in 84.1 innings for 0.53 homers per 9.0 innings, the sixth-best
ratio in the A.L. (min. 75 innings)....Ranked second among A.L. relievers in wins, third in innings pitched and
tied for third in appearances.
Missed two months of the 2007 season with right shoulder inflammation, but posted his career-best
ERA...Ended the season in the Rangers bullpen and posted a 2.05 ERA over 11 outings, covering 30.2 innings...
On the DL from 4/11-6/15 with right shoulder inflammation in posting the lowest ERA of his career
with Texas...Opened the season at Rangers 5th starter.
Non-roster invitee made club out of Spring Training, but experienced ups and downs during 1st season with Giants...was arguably SF's top starter during 1st 6 weeks of season, but tailed off to finish 6-10 with 5.19 ERA in 34 games (21 starts)...defeated St. Louis May 22 to improve to 5-3 with 3.84 ERA (27er, 63.1ip) and .241 avg. against (56-for-232) over his 1st 9 starts...collected just one more win, going 1-6 with 6.03 ERA (44er, 65.2ip) and .314 avg. against (82-for-261) in his final 11 opening assignments...matched career-high with 5-game losing skid over 8 starts May 28-July 5...also suffered from lack of run support during tough 12-start stretch, as Giants scored just 22 runs while he was on mound (2.0 runs per game)...sinkerballer tied for 9th in NL by inducing 24 GIDPs, while his avg. of 1.38 twin-killings per 9.0 innings would have been 2nd-highest in league with enough innings to qualify (5.0 short)...made final start Aug. 8 at Arizona, before finishing year in bullpen...was unscored upon in 8 of 13 relief outings, with 5.01 ERA (13er, 23.1ip)...worked 6.0 innings Aug. 19 vs. LA, longest relief effort by SF pitcher since Ryan Jensen tossed 6.1 frames May 4, 2002 vs. Cincinnati...led all NL pitchers with .261 batting avg. (12-for-46), while tying for 3rd in hits (leaders had 13)...hit safely in 9 of his 21 starts, going 10-for-42 (.238) with 2 2Bs and RBI....logged 2nd career multi-hit game April 20 at Arizona, going 2-for-3 with RBI.
Spent majority of season in Colorado's rotation, but made 6 of last 7 appearances out of bullpen...matched career high with 34 outings overall (including 27 starts), going 8-16 with 5.46 ERA...recorded 4.63 ERA (46er, 89.1ip) in 17 road contests...posted 3rd-highest totals of career for wins, starts and innings (171.1)...however, loss total was highest of career...also marked 2ndmost losses in NL, 3rd-most setbacks in majors and 2nd-highest total in franchise history...recorded 6 pickoffs, 2nd-most in NL and 3rd-best in all of baseball...recorded 13 quality starts, while taking decision in 23 of 27 opening assignments...went 7-16 with 5.59 ERA (100er, 161.0ip) in his starts, while working at least 6.0 innings in 22 efforts...was 1-0 with 3.48 ERA (4er, 10.1ip) in 7 relief outings...tossed Rockies-high 14.1-consecutive scoreless innings June 4-16...dropped to 0-12 lifetime vs. Houston with loss to Astros June 27, becoming 1st pitcher to go 0-12 against single team since Don Sutton lost 1st 13 decisions to Cubs from 1966-69...earned 1st career relief win Sept. 14 at LA...in fact, went 2-0 with 2.51 ERA (4er, 14.1ip) in final 6 efforts (1 start).
Spent final 10 weeks of season in Rockies' starting rotation to conclude 3-club year...was non-roster invitee with Cubs, but was released near end of Spring Training and signed minor league deal with Kansas City March 27...was triple-A All-Star for Omaha in Royals' organization, but was released July 21...inked deal with Colorado next day, and went 2-3 with 4.14 ERA in 14 starts for Rox...held opposition to .219 avg. (35-for-160) with runners on base, including .198 clip (22-for-111) with RISP...was excellent against NL West foes, going 2-0 with 3.23 ERA (17er, 47.1ip) in 8 intra-division outings...made season debut July 24 at Arizona, 1st appearance in Colorado uniform since Oct. 2, 1999...allowed Diamondbacks just 1 run in 5.0 innings for 1st big league triumph since Sept. 13, 2003; and 1st Rockie victory since Sept. 20, 1999...went 1-0 with 3.41 ERA (14er, 37.0ip) in 6 Sept. starts.
Went to camp as non-roster invitee with Seattle, but was released at end of Spring Training...went on to pitch in 4 different uniforms for 3 separate organizations...was signed by Milwaukee March 26, making 7 appearances (4 starts) for triple-A Indianapolis...following April 28 release, signed with Texas May 7...spent month at triple-A Oklahoma, but was released June 15...joined Kansas City organization June 20 and was assigned to triple-A Omaha...had contract purchased Sept. 4 and made 4 starts for Royals, 2 of them complete-game efforts...went distance but took 3-1 loss in KC debut Sept. 6 at Anaheim...recorded 3rd career shutout Sept. 13 at Detroit, tossing 7-hitter en route to 7-0 victory.
Spent most of season with Milwaukee before being traded to St. Louis Aug. 30...combined to go 7-13 with 5.29 ERA (76er, 129.1ip) in 23 games (22 starts)...after taking loss in season debut April 4 at Houston, was placed on DL next day with right rotator cuff tear...spent 11 days on rehab assignment at Indianapolis, and was activated May 24...hurled 3-hit shutout in 2-0 victory July 1 at Pittsburgh...went 2-0 with 4.80 ERA (8er, 15.0ip) in 4 games (3 starts) for NL Central champion Cardinals.
Was Brewers' Opening Day starter and went on to enjoy best ML season...set career highs in wins (11) and strikeouts (194), going 11-12 with 4.90 ERA in 33 starts...registered club-record 20 hit batsmen, tying Chan Ho Park for NL lead...plunked at least 1 batter in 10 straight starts July 19-Sept. 5 (12 total), longest such stretch in majors since 1970...tossed 1st career complete-game shutout April 29, hurling 2-hitter in 10-0 victory over Montreal...landed on DL May 21-June 10 due to right intercostal muscle strain...set career high with 12 strikeouts Aug. 31 vs. Houston...at plate, set Brewers record with 13 hits...underwent Oct. 30 arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spur in right elbow, procedure performed by Dr. Lewis Yocum.
Began Milwaukee career on DL with small tear in right rotator cuff, injury that shelved him March 28-May 23...was acquired by Brewers as part of 3-team, off-season trade...after being reinstated, logged 7-9 mark with 4.10 ERA in 26 games (25 starts)...was 4-3 with 3.68 ERA (36er, 88.0ip) in 14 outings (13 starts) at County Stadium...posted 3.45 mark (23er, 60.0ip) in 10 efforts, including 9 starts, prior to All-Star Break.
Split season between Rockies and triple-A Colorado Springs, starting 16 games at both levels...began year in majors but was optioned to Pacific Coast League may 4...returned to Colorado Aug. 2 and held opponents to 2-or-fewer runs in 7 of his 9 starts after rejoining Rockies...posted career best 4-game winning streak Aug. 22-Sept. 20.
In 1st full season as part of Colorado's starting rotation, set career highs in starts (34) and innings pitched (206.1), latter of which ranked 5th in NL...had memorable day Aug. 5 at Pittsburgh, belting 1st career HR (off Francisco Cordova) to support his own complete-game, 6-2 victory.
Spent majority of campaign with Rockies, going 8-12 with 6.25 ERA in 26 starts...opened season in Colorado before being placed on DL May 15 with right shoulder inflammation...after rehab stint at single-A Salem, returned to majors June 8...however, after going 0-2 in 3 starts, was optioned to Colorado Springs June 18...rejoined big club July 2...tossed 1st career complete game July 24 vs. Cubs, allowing just Sammy Sosa solo HR in 7-1 win.
Opened season at double-A New Haven, cruised through triple-A and joined Rockies July 2...made big league debut July 3 at San Francisco at 21 years, 6 months old, becoming youngest pitcher in Colorado franchise history...did not receive decision, despite allowing just 1 run over 6.0 innings of eventual 3-2 Rockies win...picked up 1st ML win July 17, 4-3 victory over Giants at Coors Field...allowed just 1 run over 7.0 frames, while recording 1st big league hit (2B off SF's Osvaldo Fernandez)...proved to be costly hit, however, as slide into 2nd base caused damage to right knee that required off-season surgery...despite limited time with New Haven, was named 3rd-best prospect in Eastern League by Baseball America.
Spent majority of season at Salem, where he tied for tops in Carolina League with 171.0 innings pitched...went 10-8 with 2.47 ERA in 26 starts...finished campaign in post season rotation for New Haven.
Tied for South Atlantic League lead with 143.1 innings pitched at single-A Asheville.
Made 8 starts as 18-year-old for Rockies' affiliate in Arizona Rookie League.