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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 (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

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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

Steven Wright (shoulder) isn't ready to throw a bullpen session.

Wright was scheduled to throw a pen session on Sunday but the team realized he wasn't ready. He'll continue with his throwing program but the odds of Wright making it back by the end of the regular season are incredibly slim. Boston could stash him on the postseason roster but even that seems overly optimistic. Frankly, the Red Sox don't need him. Wright was Boston's best pitcher in the first half but David Price and Clay Buchholz have been lights out since the All-Star break while Rick Porcello has emerged as a leading contender for the AL Cy Young Award.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 04:39:00 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

Wright first injured his shoulder back on August 7 during a pinch-running appearance. Red Sox manager John Farrell conceded that if the knuckleballer made it back this season, it would likely be in a relief role. "Just off the top of your head, you’d say yeah, just because of the number of pitches he might be capable of," Farrell said. "But the biggest thing we’ve got to determine is if he’s ready for that next step of intensity."
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 08:49:00 AM

Steven Wright (shoulder) threw from 120 feet out on Wednesday.

Wright is starting into a throwing program in Fort Myers, Florida. He has been sidelined since August 31 due to a bout of right shoulder bursitis and his status for the remainder of the season and postseason remains up in the air. Boston manager John Farrell would not commit to when the knuckleballer will begin to throw off the mound, though there's talk of it happening this weekend as the Red Sox are visiting the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 09:03:00 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program in Fort Myers, Florida.

Wright hasn't pitched since August 31 due to right shoulder bursitis. The Red Sox hope to get a look at him throwing off a mound when the club travels to play the Rays this weekend, but he's obviously running out of time to contribute.
Mon, Sep 19, 2016 05:26:00 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday that Steven Wright (shoulder) is "hoping to get a throwing program initiated."

Wright was scratched from his scheduled start last Tuesday due to right shoulder bursitis and his status for the remainder of the season is up in the air. The knuckleballer is going to try to make it back, but Farrel acknowledged that the calendar "is going to present a challenge."
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 04:56:00 PM

A second opinion on the right shoulder of Steven Wright confirmed the initial diagnosis of bursitis.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache took a look at the shoulder in Los Angeles on Tuesday and found nothing new. Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters the club doesn't know yet whether Wright will be able to pitch again this season. The knuckleballer owns a cool 3.33 ERA in 156 2/3 total innings, but he had been struggling lately.
Source: ESPN Boston
Tue, Sep 6, 2016 08:03:00 PM

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