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Chase Wright
Free Agent
Starting pitcher
Born: February 8, 1983 (1983-02-08) (age 26)
Wichita Falls, Texas
Bats: Left Throws: Left 
MLB debut
April 17, 2007 for the New York Yankees
Career statistics
(through 2008 season)
Win–Loss     2–0
Earned run average     7.20
Strikeouts     8
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Sebern Chase Wright (born February 8, 1983, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher who is presently a free agent. He bats and throws left-handed. Wright throws a low 90s 4-seam fastball, a slider, a curveball, and a changeup.

Baseball career

Wright was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2001 Major League draft by the New York Yankees out of Iowa Park High School. After spending 5 seasons in the minors, he was placed on the Yankees' 40-man roster, to protect him from the Rule 5 draft. He started the season in with the Double-A Trenton Thunder, where he performed well. In 2 starts, he pitched 14 innings, striking out 19, without allowing an earned run.

He was called up by the Yankees from Trenton in April 2007 when Mike Mussina and Carl Pavano were placed on the disabled list. He made his major league debut on April 17, 2007, against the Cleveland Indians. He pitched 5 innings for his first major league win. In his second start on April 22, Wright faced the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, where he became the second pitcher in major league history to give up four consecutive home runs; he surrendered home runs during the third inning to Red Sox players Manny Ramírez, J. D. Drew, Mike Lowell, and Jason Varitek. The Red Sox went on to win the game 7–6. He would later be recalled in September to pitch in one game.

He spent the 2008 season pitching for Double-A Trenton and the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He was designated for assignment that offseason to make room on the 40-man roster for the re-signed Andy Pettitte.[1]

On February 4, 2009, Wright was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for outfielder/catcher Eric Fryer.[2] He played the entire season with the Triple-A Nashville Sounds, afterwords becoming a minor league free agent.

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