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.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 17:14:08 -0700
The Houston Astros have reportedly been trying to sell teams on RP Jose Veras, and have also listened to offers for RP Wesley Wright.
Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:18:06 -0700
The Atlanta Braves would like to acquire a left-handed relief pitcher before the trade deadline. The team is believed to be interested in Chicago Cubs RP James Russell, Milwaukee Brewers RP Mike Gonzalez and Houston Astros RP Wesley Wright.
Fri, 28 Jun 2013 14:22:00 -0700
Houston Astros manager Bo Porter said RP Jose Cisnero can be trusted to pitch in pressure situations in the bullpen.
Fantasy Tip: This is an important development for Cisnero, since there's a chance Houston trades incumbent closer Jose Veras this summer. However, Cisnero is still behind the likes of Hector Ambriz, Wesley Wright and Joshua Fields for save opps if Veras is dealt.
Sun, 02 Jun 2013 17:59:58 -0700
The Houston Astros could consider trading P Wesley Wright sometime before the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline.