I saw Jaret Wright pitch last summer for the Portland Beavers (San Diego's Triple-A farm club). Wright was pitching well -- he wound up striking out 21 hitters in 19 innings with the Beavers -- and Portland broadcaster Rich Burk told me that Wright's success was due in part to a splitter that he'd recently picked up.
Wright had been undefeated in his last nine starts before Tuesday's loss to the Padres.
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