Thursday, December 06, 2007

Wesley Wright headed to Astros

Goshen High graduate Wesley Wright was taken by the Houston Astros with the eighth pick of today's Rule 5 draft.

Wright was with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The left-hander was 6-2 with a 2.49 ERA in 30 games at Class AA Jacksonville and 1-2 with a 9.18 ERA in 14 appearances with Class AAA Las Vegas. Wright logged 21 1/3 innings in the Arizona Fall League and was 0-1 with one save and a 5.06 ERA.

Former Auburn University pitcher Steven Register went to the New York Mets with the 13th pick. Register was 1-3 with 37 saves at Class AA Tulsa in the Kansas City organization this year.

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