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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details
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Steven Wright struck out three over 4 1/3 frames of shutout ball against the Pirates on Thursday.
He gave up just two hits and one walk along the way. Wright's recovery from an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder took way longer than expected, but he's now gone out and fired 9 1/3 shutout innings this spring. He looks healthy and needs to be taken seriously as a fantasy commodity again. Mar 23 - 6:53 PM

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Steven Wright made his spring debut Monday with two hitless innings against the Blue Jays.

The only hitter to reach against him did so on a Brock Holt error. Wright, coming off a shoulder injury, should be a part of the Opening Day rotation, barring a setback. The 2016 All-Star isn't being taken very seriously as a fantasy starter this year, but don't write him off.
Mar 13 - 4:06 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) is scheduled to make his Grapefruit League debut on Monday.

The knuckleballer has been limited to side sessions and simulated work so far in Red Sox camp due to a shoulder injury that he initially suffered last August. If he is at full strength by the beginning of the 2017 regular season, Wright should have a spot in the Red Sox starting rotation.
Mar 9 - 10:25 AM

Steven Wright (shoulder) threw 37 pitches in batting practice on Wednesday.

The session was broke down into two innings. Wright injured his shoulder while pinch-running last August and the issue lingered much longer than originally expected. He's feeling better now and expects to get into a game next week. The knuckleballer was originally expected to compete with Drew Pomeranz and Eduardo Rodriguez for one of the final two spots in the rotation, but David Price's elbow situation could clear the way for all of them if they can avoid health setbacks.
Mar 8 - 12:22 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) threw a successful live batting practice session Friday and will throw another one Wednesday.

He'll also throw a bullpen session on Sunday. Wright is behind other Red Sox starters in camp due to the injury he suffered to his left (non-throwing) shoulder last August. However, he's progressing nicely and Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the knuckleballer is on track to have his pitch count up to 90 come Opening Day.
Mar 5 - 9:51 AM

Steven Wright (shoulder) is scheduled to throw live batting practice on Friday.

Wright had no issues in a side session on Tuesday. The knuckleballer missed the final month of the 2016 season due to bursitis and rotator cuff irritation in his left shoulder, but he said he feels 100 percent now. He's in the mix with Drew Pomeranz and Eduardo Rodriguez for one of the final two rotation spots this spring.
Feb 28 - 12:06 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) threw a successful bullpen session on Monday morning in Red Sox camp.

It was the first mound session of the spring for Wright, and he said he felt fine. The 32-year-old knuckleballer is in a battle for the final spot in the Red Sox starting rotation. He should be ready for Grapefruit League action sometime in early March.
Feb 20 - 12:42 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound Monday.

It'll be his first time doing so since he arrived at Red Sox camp. Wright missed the final month of the 2016 season due to bursitis and rotator cuff irritation in his left shoulder, so the 32-year-old knuckleballer is taking it easy out of the gate this spring. The hope is he'll be fully caught up by Opening Day.
Feb 20 - 8:52 AM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Sunday that Steven Wright (shoulder) won't throw off a mound for at least the first week of spring training.

It's a reversal of course from just a few weeks ago when the skipper said that Wright would be full-go at the start of camp. Wright is still not fully recovered from an injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder. "He’s making improvement," Farrell said. "This has probably taken longer than he anticipated, than we certainly anticipated. He’s back throwing to 120 feet. He’s throwing flat ground right now. He still needs to continue to build some arm strength at this point in camp. We’ll get a better read exactly when everybody goes through their physicals tomorrow. We’ll get a better read of arm strengths and accurate measurements overall."
Feb 12 - 3:42 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Thursday that he expects Steven Wright (shoulder) to be ready for the beginning of spring training.

Wright is still rehabbing bursitis and rotator cuff irritation in his pitching shoulder, but he's currently throwing from 90 feet without any apparent issues. The knuckleballer first injured his shoulder during a pinch-running appearance back in August and it lingered for the rest of the season, although he didn't undergo surgery. It's something to keep an eye on going forward, but for now it doesn't look like an issue that will hinder Wright.
Jan 20 - 9:11 AM

Steven Wright is still rehabbing his injured right shoulder.

Wright first injured his shoulder during a pinch-running appearance back in August. He's been battling bursitis and rotator cuff irritation since then but is hoping to be back for the start of spring training. Now that Clay Buchholz is in Philadelphia, the All-Star knuckleballer should be in position to land the No. 5 spot in Boston's starting rotation.
Source: Boston Globe
Jan 14 - 4:32 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) is expected to be 100 percent for spring training.

Wright missed the final month of the season and the ALDS with shoulder bursitis, but he'll be fine after an offseason to heal. The knuckleballer was an All-Star in 2016 after posting a 2.68 ERA in the first half, but he faded badly after the break with a 5.06 mark. Still, he should have a leg up on a rotation spot going into spring training.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 09:53:00 AM

Steven Wright (shoulder) did not feel good during an extended bullpen session this weekend.

Tim Britton of the Providence Journal says it's "hard to see him available" for the American League Championship Series, should the Red Sox climb out of an 0-2 hole and advance past the Indians in the ALDS. Wright has been experiencing shoulder trouble since early August. He had a tremendous first half of the regular season.
Mon, Oct 10, 2016 02:54:00 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) will throw his next bullpen session on Wednesday.

Wright will have hitters stand in during the session. He could move his rehab to Florida if he continues to make progress. The knuckleballer has been out since the end of August with right shoulder bursitis, but the Red Sox haven't ruled him out for some sort of role should they advance to the ALCS.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 02:28:00 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida.

He's scheduled for a more intense mound workout on Friday at Fenway Park. Wright can be ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 regular season, but he could be an option for the Red Sox in some capacity during the playoffs.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 05:09:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Sandy Leon
2Blake Swihart
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Josh Rutledge
3Marco Hernandez
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Deven Marrero
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Brock Holt
3Matt Dominguez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
2Chris Young
3Steve Selsky
4Carlos Quentin
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1Hanley Ramirez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Steven Wright
6Eduardo Rodriguez
7Roenis Elias
8Henry Owens
9Kyle Kendrick
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Tyler Thornburg
3Joe Kelly
4Robbie Ross
5Fernando Abad
6Matt Barnes
7Carson Smith
8Heath Hembree
9Robby Scott
10Noe Ramirez