BALTIMORE, MD (WECT) - Former Whiteville pitcher Mike Wright has earned the Jim Palmer Award which is given annually to the top Minor League pitcher in the Baltimore Orioles organization.
Wright, who was drafted by Baltimore in the third round of the 2011 MLB Amateur Draft, was given the award on Sunday.
This past season Wright went 11-3 with a 3.26 ERA in 143 2/3 innings at Double-A Bowie. He also made one start with Triple-A Norfolk turning in 6 2/3 scoreless innings in a 1-0 loss to Durham. The Tides needed a win or a Rochester loss to clinch a spot in the International League playoffs.
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