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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Hawaii
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Steven Wright (concussion) won't return this season.
It's been a month since Wright's concussion and he's still showing symptoms. He'll head to Pittsburgh again Tuesday to meet with concussion specialist Dr. Mickey Collins. Alternating between the starting rotation and long relief, the knuckleballer went 5-4 this year with a 4.09 ERA. Sep 26 - 8:03 PM

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Steven Wright will travel to Pittsburgh to visit with concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins.

Wright has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list for a week and a half and his symptoms haven't gone away. More should be known about his status after the exam.
Aug 25 - 6:45 PM

Steven Wright is still experiencing concussion symptoms.

Matt Barnes filled in for Wright on Monday and is now expected to get at least one addition start in his place. "Steven is doing OK," said Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo. "I know that his day of eligibility is coming up here. He is experiencing some symptoms here, and with the protocol through Major League Baseball, we can't rush that process. He's working daily to improve."
Aug 18 - 9:24 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Steven Wright on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Matt Barnes is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket to take Wright's scheduled turn in the Red Sox rotation on Monday. The Red Sox are hopeful that the right-hander will only miss one start before he's ready to return.
Aug 15 - 11:44 AM

Steven Wright allowed 10 base runners, but gave up only two runs in five innings in a no-decision on Tuesday as the Red Sox lost to the Marlins in 10 innings.

Wright walked five and gave up five hits while striking out four. Wright has walked 14 batters in 29 1/3 innings since rejoining the Red Sox rotation after the All-Star break. Overall, he has a 4.09 ERA, a 1.29 WHIP, and a 52/27 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings. He will oppose the Indians next week in a start at home.
Aug 11 - 10:53 PM

Steven Wright held the Yankees to one run and four hits over eight innings to pick up a win Wednesday.

The knuckleballer struck out nine and walked two in his second straight strong outing. He should be pretty much locked into the rotation for the rest of the year now, and he should have some AL-only value at least.
Aug 5 - 11:35 PM

Knuckleballer Steven Wright yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out eight in a win the White Sox on Thursday.

Wright should have a chance to sink or swim as a starter these next couple of months. There's little reason to be excited about him, but it'd be a nice lift for the Red Sox if he shows he can be a cheap fourth starter going forward.
Jul 30 - 11:21 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Wright was touched up for six runs in five innings in a spot start during Monday's doubleheader. He holds a 4.84 ERA in the majors this season.
Jul 21 - 6:17 PM

Steven Wright gave up six runs in five innings to take the loss in the second game of Monday's doubleheader against the Angels.

Wright served up solo home runs to two of the best hitters in baseball this season, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. Walks and singles contributed to a four-run third inning for the Angels. All told, Wright allowed six hits and three walks while striking out three in his first start in the big leagues since June 4. He owns a 4.84 ERA, a 1.30 WHIP, and a 27/16 K/BB ratio in 48 1/3 innings. If the Red Sox tab Wright for another start, he'd be on schedule to face the Tigers at home.
Jul 21 - 12:59 AM

Reds recalled RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

Wright will start for the Red Sox on Monday against the Angels. He's serving as the 26th man, so he'll be eligible to return in five days if the Red Sox want him again.
Jul 20 - 3:20 PM

Steven Wright will start for the Red Sox on Monday night against the Angels.

Wright has a 4.15 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 24/13 K/BB ratio in 43 1/3 innings this season for Boston. The 30-year-old is not a great bet versus Anaheim's powerful offense.
Jul 18 - 7:06 PM

Red Sox optioned RHP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Over the course of two stints with the Red Sox this season, Wright holds a 4.15 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 24/13 K/BB ratio covering 43 1/3 innings (including four starts). The 30-year-old knuckleballer will return to Pawtucket until the Red Sox need an extra long arm in the pen.
Jul 6 - 1:16 PM

Red Sox recalled RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

The 30-year-old knuckleballer owns a 4.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 24/13 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings with the big league club this season. He'll function in long relief.
Jul 4 - 11:13 AM

Red Sox optioned RHP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.

Wright has a 4.15 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 24/13 K/BB ratio in four starts and seven relief appearances this season for the Red Sox. He'll probably be back up in a few weeks.
Jun 23 - 4:37 PM

Steven Wright has been demoted to the Red Sox' bullpen.

Wright holds a decent 3.91 ERA over four starts this season, but the club has opted for Joe Kelly over him as they go back to a five-man rotation. The knuckleballer will work in long relief.
Jun 7 - 11:39 AM

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C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Travis Shaw
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Marco Hernandez
3B1Pablo Sandoval
2Deven Marrero
LF1Jackie Bradley
CF1Mookie Betts
RF1Rusney Castillo
DH1David Ortiz
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S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Junichi Tazawa
4Robbie Ross
5Tommy Layne
6Heath Hembree
7Jonathan Aro
8Williams Jerez
9Pat Light
10Matt Barnes
11Noe Ramirez
12Roman Mendez
13Brandon Workman