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Jamey Wright will not make the Opening Day roster

Veteran Jamey Wright, in camp on a minor league deal, has been informed by the Rangers he will not make the team

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Veteran righthander Jamey Wright has been informed by the Rangers he will not make the Opening Day roster, according to Evan Grant.

Wright was brought in to compete for a job in the Rangers bullpen, but with other relievers having stronger camps, Wright appears to be headed to AAA Round Rock, unless he opts out of his contract or the Rangers release him.

The Rangers will most likely carry seven relievers.  Neftali Feliz and Tanner Scheppers are in, Shawn Tolleson is in if he is healthy (he will pitch today in a minor league game), Keone Kela appears to have won a spot, and Jon Daniels said yesterday that newly-acquired lefty Sam Freeman is expected to be on the club.

That leaves two spots available.  Alex Claudio is the only other lefthander in camp, so if Texas keeps two lefties, he'd likely be in.  Jon Edwards has had an impressive camp and threw two innings yesterday because the Rangers wanted to see how he would respond to throwing multiple innings.  Roman Mendez and Phil Klein are also still hanging around and fighting for jobs, and the Rangers could decide to keep one of the pitchers who doesn't win the fifth starter spot as a long man until Ross Ohlendorf is healthy.