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Relaxed after late-season adjustment, pitcher Mike Wright sets sights on majors
Relaxed after late-season adjustment, pitcher Mike Wright sets sights on majors

Orioles pitching prospect Mike Wright felt great coming out of the bullpen on that night in mid-June. His fastball was painting both sides of the plate, his slider had impressive movement and his changeup was working. That was the night Wright, pitching for Triple-A Norfolk, thought he would turn his season around. But once he took the mound against the Syracuse Chiefs, he retired just four of the 12 batters he faced, walked four and didn't get out of the second inning. It was his shortest start of the season. In 2013, Wright was named the Orioles minor league pitcher of the year following a breakout season at Double-A Bowie, but that start for the Tides on June 12 had Wright...

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