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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Steven Wright (knee) will make a rehab start for Triple-A Pawtucket on Friday.
Wright hasn't pitched since undergoing surgery on his left knee in the off-season. He'll likely need two-to-three rehab starts before he's ready to join the Boston pitching staff. Once activated, he'll have to serve a 15-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence policy. Apr 18 - 8:39 PM

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Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Tuesday that Steven Wright (knee) is nearing a minor league rehab assignment.

Wright was placed on the disabled list just before Opening Day with lingering discomfort in his surgically-repaired left knee. The veteran knuckleballer probably won't be an option for the Red Sox until sometime in early May, assuming he needs at least two or three minor league rehab outings.
Apr 17 - 9:09 PM

Red Sox placed RHP Steven Wright on the 10-day disabled list with a left knee injury.

Wright is still having issues after undergoing surgery last summer to restore cartilage in his left knee. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection in the knee on Monday, which the Red Sox hope will get him on track. Wright still faces a 15-game suspension for violating MLB's domestic violence policy, but he can't serve it until he's healthy and on the active roster.
Mar 26 - 3:24 PM

Steven Wright has been suspended 15 games for violating the domestic violence policy.

The suspension has to occur when Wright is healthy, so if he has to open the season on the disabled list for his knee injury, it won't count as time accrued. Wright was charged with domestic assault and preventing a 911 call at his home in Tennessee in December. He was released on $2,500 bail. It matches the lowest suspension for the policy, as Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia was also suspended for 15 games last March.
Mar 23 - 4:26 PM

Steven Wright (knee) worked four innings in a minor league game on Thursday in Red Sox camp.

Wright surrendered four earned runs on six hits and four walks, striking out just one batter. The veteran knuckleballer underwent surgery last summer to restore cartilage in his left knee, after posting a brutal 8.25 ERA in five starts with the Red Sox. He should not be a consideration in standard fantasy leagues leading into 2018, even if he finds his way into Boston's starting rotation.
Mar 22 - 2:09 PM

Steven Wright (knee) threw another live batting practice session Saturday and felt good enough that he hopes to avoid starting the year on the disabled list.

"If I keep progressing the way I have been, there's definitely a good chance that I'm going to be able to break with the team," Wright said after the three-inning session. That came after he threw two innings of live BP Wednesday and came out of it feeling good. Neither Wright nor the Sox are ruling out the idea that he breaks camp with the club. The next step is pitching in a minor league game which, while on the horizon, hasn't been determined yet. With starters Drew Pomeranz and Eduardo Rodriguez also dealing with injuries, Wright could even find himself in the rotation to start the year if he proves healthy.
Mar 17 - 6:14 PM

Steven Wright (knee) is tentatively scheduled to throw three innings of live batting practice on Saturday.

Wright tossed two innings of live BP on Wednesday and apparently felt good. The veteran knuckleballer required surgery last summer to restore cartilage in his left knee and is expected to open the 2018 season on the disabled list, but he could be ready around the middle of April. Wright, 33, had an 8.25 ERA in five starts last season with Boston.
Mar 15 - 10:22 AM

Steven Wright (knee) is scheduled to throw two innings of live batting practice on Wednesday.

If that goes smoothly, Wright could make his Grapefruit League debut early next week -- possibly even Sunday. The veteran knuckleballer underwent surgery last summer to restore cartilage in his left knee and remains doubtful for the opening of the 2018 regular season. He will likely spend some time in the minors before the Red Sox consider him an option for their starting rotation.
Mar 14 - 10:08 AM

Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Sunday that Steven Wright (knee) is unlikely to be ready for the beginning of the season.

Wright had surgery last May to restore cartilage in his left knee and is evidently still in the rehab process. With Eduardo Rodriguez also recovering from knee surgery of his own, that leaves the door open for Roenis Elias, Brian Johnson and Hector Velazquez to compete for a spot in the Red Sox' Opening Day rotation.

Red Sox and RHP Steven Wright avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.1 million contract.

The 33-year-old knuckleballer was eligible for arbitration for the first time this winter. He started just five games for the Red Sox last year before suffering a season-ending knee injury in May. He registered an 8.25 ERA with a paltry 13 strikeouts in 24 innings. He pitched quite well in 2016, going 13-6 with a fine 3.33 ERA in 24 starts. Wright is currently expected to open the season as the Red Sox' fifth starter but could face discipline from the league after being arrested for domestic assault in December.
Jan 5 - 8:24 PM

The Boston Herald reports that the domestic assault case against Steven Wright has been retired for one year.

Wright was arrested earlier this month and charged with domestic assault and preventing a 911 call following an incident with his wife. While this would seem to let him off the hook criminally, assuming he has no additional arrests in the next year, a punishment from MLB is likely forthcoming.
Thu, Dec 21, 2017 05:01:00 PM

Red Sox' right-hander Steven Wright was arrested Friday on charges of domestic assault.

Wright was released from jail on Saturday. The knuckleballer was limited to just five starts in 2017 before undergoing left knee surgery in May. He had been expected to open the season as the club's fifth starter, though it's unclear if he'll face any disciplinary action.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 10:45:00 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Steven Wright from the 60-day disabled list.

Wright was limited to five starts (24 innings) this season due to knee problems. The knuckleballer is hoping to be ready for the beginning of spring training next February, but how he fits in Boston's plans for 2018 is unclear at this moment.
Thu, Nov 2, 2017 11:25:00 AM

Red Sox transferred RHP Steven Wright (knee) from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.

The Red Sox needed to clear a spot for tonight's starting pitcher, Hector Velazquez, on the 40-man roster. Wright underwent season-ending knee surgery earlier this month. He got beat up this year, turning in a miserable 8.25 ERA over five starts. The knuckleballer hasn't looked the same since injuring himself in a pinch-running appearance last summer.
Thu, May 18, 2017 06:43:00 PM

Steven Wright will undergo season-ending surgery on his left knee.

Wright has been bothered by knee discomfort since spring training and a cartilage restoration procedure was the recommendation after his visit with multiple specialists this week. The veteran knuckleballer allowed 22 earned runs in 24 innings (five starts) this season for Boston.
Thu, May 4, 2017 03:48:00 PM

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3Blake Swihart
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2Mitch Moreland
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Eduardo Nunez
3Brock Holt
SS1Xander Bogaerts
2Tzu-Wei Lin
3B1Rafael Devers
2Marco Hernandez
LF1Andrew Benintendi
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1J.D. Martinez
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Sale
2David Price
3Rick Porcello
4Drew Pomeranz
5Eduardo Rodriguez
6Steven Wright
7Brian Johnson
8Hector Velazquez
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Carson Smith
3Matt Barnes
4Tyler Thornburg
5Joe Kelly
6Heath Hembree
7Austin Maddox
8Bobby Poyner
9Marcus Walden