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Sebern Chase Wright (born February 8, 1983, in Wichita Falls, Texas) is an American baseball player with the New York Yankees organization. He was selected by the Yankees in the third Round (95th overall) of the 2001 amateur entry draft. He bats and throws left-handed.

He throws a low 90s 4-seam fastball, a slider, a curveball, and a changeup which is easily his best pitch.

In 2006, he was 12-3 for Class A Tampa, with a 1.88 ERA in 119.2 innings.

2007 SeasonEdit

Prior to the 2007 season, he was placed on the Yankees' 40 man roster, to protect him from the Rule V Draft. He started the season in AA ball, immediately dominating the competition. In 2 starts, he went 1-0, pitching 14 innings, striking out 19, without allowing an earned run.

He was called up by the Yankees from Class AA 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 victory.

In his second start on April 22, 2007, 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. (Paul Foytack of the 1963 Los Angeles Angels was the other pitcher who surrendered four consecutive homers).

He was then sent down to AAA, and then soon back to AA, where he is still pitching.

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