JAMEY WRIGHT, 38, reliever
Final 2012 stats: 5-3, 3.72 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 7.2 strikeouts per nine innings, .279 opponents hitting percentage in 66 games.
Contract status: A free agent.
The good: Came out of the bullpen to pitch effectively early and late in games. His strikeout ratio was the highest of his 17-year career. Had a key 18-game period down the stretch in which he had a 1.53 ERA and walked only one.
Went 5-0 with a 1.71 ERA at Dodger Stadium. Allowed only two home runs in 67 2/3 innings. His 66 appearances were the second most of his career. Excellent clubhouse presence.
The bad: Allowed 9.6 hits per nine innings. Was 0-3 with a 5.50 ERA in road games.
What’s next: His eighth consecutive year of having to make someone’s team as a non-roster invitee?
The take: Even if his numbers didn’t blow people away, there was a lot to like about Wright last season. He was versatile and consistent throughout. As injuries struck the bullpen, he became more of a late-inning guy and handled it well. He actually appeared in the eighth more than any other inning.