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Steven Wright | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox optioned RHP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Wright picked up the win in Friday's marathon against the Yankees, and gets to be the guy sent out to make room for Joe Kelly who is returning from the disabled list. He should get another opportunity with the big league club at some point during the season. Apr 11 - 12:16 PM

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Steven Wright picked up a win after allowing two runs in five innings of relief against the Yankees on Friday.

Wright had three chances for the win, but he gave up single runs in the first two to keep the game going. The Red Sox's original plan was for Wright to start Saturday, but that changed with the news that Joe Kelly would come off the DL. Now Wright is destined to be sent down to make room for Kelly, and that probably won't be Boston's only pitching move following the 19-inning marathon.
Apr 11 - 2:56 AM

Steven Wright will make a spot start for the Red Sox on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.

Joe Kelly was supposed to take that turn, but he remains on the disabled list with biceps tendinitis and has been asked to make one more minor league start. Wright probably won't be a good fantasy option in the Bronx and he'll slide back to long relief next week.
Apr 8 - 5:01 PM

Steven Wright could make a spot start for the Red Sox on Saturday against the Yankees.

That is Joe Kelly's turn in the rotation, but Kelly is currently recovering from biceps tendinitis and may need a second minor league rehab start. Wright owns a cool 3.67 ERA in 34 1/3 career major league innings, but the 30-year-old right-hander wouldn't be a very attractive fantasy streamer at Yankee Stadium.
Apr 6 - 3:03 PM

Pitching on three days' rest, Steven Wright gave up four runs -- three earned -- in 3 2/3 innings versus the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

Of course, pitching on three days' rest shouldn't be too much trouble for a knuckleballer. Wright, though, has been ineffective in back-to-back outings, leading to some doubt over whether he'll be Boston's fifth starter if Joe Kelly lands on the disabled list. Kelly is on the road back anyway, so the Red Sox might need an extra starter just once.
Apr 1 - 5:34 PM

Steven Wright surrendered five unearned runs in 3 2/3 innings Saturday against the Rays.

Wright had it easy for three innings, but he couldn't pitch around Xander Bogaerts' error in the fourth and he had to be taken out. Wright was credited with the win anyway, and since the runs were unearned, he's still sitting pretty with a 3-0 record and a 1.32 ERA. He'll be Boston's fifth start if Joe Kelly opens up on the DL.
Mar 28 - 4:45 PM

Steven Wright blanked the Phillies for four innings in a win Sunday.

The Red Sox don't seem to think Joe Kelly will need to open the season on the DL, but Wright would almost certainly be his replacement if one is needed. The knuckleballer has allowed two earned runs in 10 innings this spring.
Mar 22 - 4:38 PM

Knuckleballer Steven Wright pitched three scoreless innings out of the pen Monday against the Mets.

Wright, who had a 2.57 ERA and a 22/4 K/BB ratio over 21 innings in one start and five relief appearances in the majors last year, would be the favorite to open the season as the Boston's fifth starter if Joe Kelly lands on the disabled list. He'd make for a nice reserve pick in AL-only leagues.
Mar 16 - 4:39 PM

Steven Wright surrendered a pair of runs on four hits over five innings of work in a losing effort against the Yankees on Friday.

The young knuckleballer racked up four strikeouts on the evening while issuing a pair of free passes. All of the damage against him came in the third inning where Francisco Cervelli had a run scoring single and came around to score on an error. Over his 21 innings with the Red Sox this season, he compiled a 2.57 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 22/4 K/BB ratio.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 10:26:00 PM

Steven Wright will make a spot start for the Red Sox on Friday night against the Yankees.

It will be his second major league start. Wright owns a cool 3.38 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and 18/2 K/BB ratio in 16 innings this season out of the Boston bullpen.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 04:18:00 PM

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

He's the first September callup for the Red Sox and will be available out of the bullpen Monday afternoon against the Rays. Wright has a 4.67 career ERA in the bigs.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 10:08:00 AM

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

Wright was only in the majors for a couple of days this time around. The 29-year-old right-hander will likely be brought back up when rosters expand in September.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 04:22:00 PM

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

He'll give the Sox a fresh bullpen arm. Wright was up with the big club earlier this month but didn't appear in a game. He boasts a 2.81 ERA over 14 Triple-A starts this season.
Sun, Aug 17, 2014 11:13:00 AM

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

Wright was only in the majors for a day and did not make an appearance. The Red Sox will bring up a fresh bullpen arm before their series-opener Tuesday in St. Louis.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 08:27:00 AM

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

He gives the Sox a fresh relief arm after the bullpen was needed for 5 2/3 innings Saturday. A knuckleballer, Wright has put up a 2.85 ERA over 12 starts for Pawtucket this season.
Sun, Aug 3, 2014 09:40:00 AM

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