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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 222
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
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Steven Wright hit the skids on Saturday, allowing nine hits and four runs over 3 2/3 innings in the Red Sox's loss to the Orioles.
He didn't walk a batter and also didn't strike any out. Amazingly, this was actually an improvement from Wright's previous outing against the Orioles when he gave up eight runs in only 1 1/3 innings on April 12. The knuckleballer has yielded seven home runs on the year including six versus Baltimore. It won't get any easier for Wright Friday when he faces the Cubs at Fenway. Apr 22 - 10:44 PM

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Steven Wright allowed three runs (one earned) over six-plus innings as the Red Sox beat the Rays 4-3 on Patriots' Day in Boston.

Wright was much better after a shaky first inning. He was pulled after giving up a leadoff single to Tim Beckham in the top of the seventh inning and Ben Taylor eventually allowed the inherited runner to come in to score. Still, this outing was a step in the right direction for Wright. The knuckleballer struck out four and walked just one for his first victory of the season. He’ll try to chip away at his 8.36 ERA this weekend against the Orioles on the road.
Apr 17 - 2:19 PM

Following his obliteration at the hands of the Orioles on Wednesday, Steven Wright said that he feels fine physically.

Wright was destroyed for eight runs in just 1 1/3 innings during Wednesday's 12-5 loss. Chalk it up to the knuckleball failing to flutter. It sounds like he should be fine to make his next start, assuming the Red Sox do not push him back a day or two to allow him time to lick his wounds.
Apr 12 - 11:42 PM

Steven Wright was blasted for eight runs in 1 1/3 innings by the Orioles on Wednesday.

Wright gave up 12 homers in 24 starts last year. Today, he gave up four while getting just four outs, bringing his season total to five surrendered in eight innings. He should get the knuckleball working and have mixed league value at times this year, but he can't be used right now.
Apr 12 - 11:24 PM

Steven Wright was charged with four runs over 6 2/3 innings in Friday's loss to the Tigers.

It could have been worse considering that Wright surrendered seven hits, walked three, hit a batter and served up a home run. The knuckleballer was able to avoid a loss when the Red Sox' offense rallied, but Boston still eventually fell. Wright will hope for better results next week against the Orioles.
Apr 7 - 6:12 PM

Steven Wright pitched Tuesday with an elastic brace on his left knee and was wearing a larger metal brace when he arrived at the clubhouse on Wednesday.

It's not what you want to hear, but Wright said he's wearing the brace for precautionary reasons to address some occasional soreness over the past couple of weeks. He insists that the knee issues haven't impacted his pitching. While Wright entered the spring with some questions about his shoulder, he has put that to rest by posting a 0.68 ERA over 13 1/3 innings during Grapefruit League action.
Mar 29 - 9:41 AM

Steven Wright held the Pirates to one run across four innings of work on Tuesday.

The knuckleballer issued three walks and recorded only two strikeouts, but he was able to limit the damage to a single tally. Wright was a little behind schedule to begin spring training due to a nagging injury to his left (non-throwing) shoulder, but he's gone out and put up a 0.68 ERA over 13 1/3 frames this spring to erase any doubt about his health.
Mar 28 - 10:45 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

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