ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) The Tampa Bay Rays have bolstered their bullpen, claiming durable lefty Wesley Wright off waivers from the Houston Astros.
The Rays made the move Monday. Tampa Bay is in the thick of the races for the AL East and the wild-card spots.
Wright is expected to join the Rays for Tuesday night's home game against Seattle.
The 28-year-old Wright is 0-4 with a 3.92 ERA and leads AL relievers with 54 appearances. He has struck out 40 in 41 1-3 innings with 16 walks.
Wright pitched in 77 games last year. He has spent six seasons in the majors, all with Houston, and was the longest-tenured player on the last-place Astros.