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Jamey Wright signs with Rangers on minor league deal

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

LOS ANGELES -- Jamey Wright will attempt to return for a 20th major league season in 2015, signing a minor league contract with the Rangers, including an invitation to big league camp in spring training.

Wright's salary will be $1 million if he makes the major league team, per Anthony Andro of Fox Sports Southwest.

Wright, 40, has pitched for the Dodgers in two of the last three seasons, putting up a 4.35 ERA and 3.47 FIP in 61 games in 2014, with 54 strikeouts and 27 walks in 70⅓ innings.

Last year was unique for Wright because he entered camp on a guaranteed major league contract worth $1.8 million, after making a remarkable eight straight teams out of spring training as a non-roster invitee, with seven different organizations from 2006-2013.

Wright previously pitched for the Rangers in 2006 and 2007.

The Rockies drafted Wright in 1993, and 2015 will mark his 22nd spring training as a professional. Every spring training but one has been in Arizona. The exception was 2013, when Wright spent his spring in Florida with Andrew Friedman's Tampa Bay Rays.

Last spring, Wright said he considered himself an expert on Phoenix-area restaurants.

"I could tell where all the good ones are," Wright boasted.

Wright is the sixth Dodgers free agent this winter to sign a minor league deal elsewhere for 2015.

Dodgers free agents 2014-2015
Player 2015 age* New team Contract
Hanley Ramirez 31 Red Sox 4 years, $88 million
Chad Billingsley 30 Phillies 1 year, $1.5 million
Paul Maholm 33 Reds minor league deal
Chris Perez 29 Brewers minor league deal
Roberto Hernandez 34 Astros minor league deal
Jamey Wright 40 Rangers minor league deal
Scott Elbert 29 Padres minor league deal
Roger Bernadina 31 Rockies minor league deal
Josh Beckett 35 retired
Kevin Correia 34 TBD TBD
Brian Wilson 33 TBD TBD
*age as of June 30, 2015