Tyler Wright. (Photo: ArkansasRazorbacks.com)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (UofA) - Former University of Arkansas left-handed pitcher Tyler Wright has signed a contract with the Seattle Mariners.
Wright was drafted in the 26th round (No. 777 overall) by the Mariners. Wright was one of a school-record 11 Razorbacks selected in the 2013 MLB Draft. The 11 selections were also the most for any school in the 2013 draft.
Wright, who hails from Houston, Texas, pitched in 11 games, including four as a starter, during the 2013 season and had a 1-1 record, while not allowing an earned run in 20.1 innings. Wright struck out 19 batters and gave up just nine hits, holding opponents to a .134 batting average.
Wright finished his career as a Razorback with a 2-1 record and a 1.19 ERA in 27 appearances, 23 of those in relief. In 37.2 innings, Wright allowed just 10 runs, five earned, on 24 hits with 38 strikeouts. Opponents hit just .183 off Wright in his two seasons at Arkansas.
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