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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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

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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

Steven Wright was handed a no-decision after allowing four runs (three earned) over six innings against the Twins on Thursday.

Wright had a 4-0 lead in the game, but he gave up a three-run homer to Torii Hunter in the fifth and a game-tying single to Kurt Suzuki in his final inning of work. He allowed six hits and no walks while striking out a pair and now owns a 4.01 ERA and 17/9 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings this season. Whether he sticks in the rotation will likely depend on how Joe Kelly does this weekend.
Jun 4 - 7:27 PM

Steven Wright yielded three runs over 5 2/3 innings Friday in a loss to the Rangers.

Wright was fine for the most part, but Josh Hamilton had his number on this night, connecting for a pair of solo home runs. The knuckleballer struck out four and walked one in the loss and now owns a 3.90 ERA and 15/9 K/BB ratio in 27 2/3 innings over three starts and two relief appearances this season. Assuming Wright remains in the rotation, he lines up for a start against the Twins next week.
May 29 - 11:16 PM

Steven Wright had a great start against the Angels on Saturday, allowing just two runs on four hits over 6 1/3 innings.

Wright's making the most of the Red Sox injury issues, as there are opportunities for him to start as long as Justin Masterson (shoulder) is on the disabled list. The Angels struck early, with a two-run double by Cole Kalhoun in the first inning, but Wright didn't allow another run the rest of the way. He struck out two and walked one in the contest. Through 22 innings this season, Wright has allowed 10 runs and holds an 11/8 K/BB ratio. There's nothing particularly appetizing about him as a fantasy prospect, but he could work as a streaming option in the right match-up, assuming future starts.
May 23 - 10:33 PM

Steven Wright will start for the Red Sox on Saturday night at the Mariners' Safeco Field.

And he could take multiple turns in the rotation if his first outing goes well. Wright is filling in for Justin Masterson, who was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with right shoulder tendinitis (and a 6.37 ERA). Seattle is usually a good spot for fantasy streaming, but the Mariners' offense has proven dangerous at times this season.
May 14 - 2:51 PM

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

Wright allowed two runs over five innings in a relief appearance last month. He'll work in long relief again.
May 10 - 9:58 AM

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

Wright was just called up Monday to provide a fresh arm for Boston's tired bullpen, but he wasn't needed. The 30-year-old should get another shot soon.
Apr 28 - 3:09 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Blake Swihart
2Ryan Hanigan
3Christian Vazquez
1B1Mike Napoli
2B1Dustin Pedroia
2Brock Holt
3Josh Rutledge
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Hanley Ramirez
CF1Mookie Betts
2Jackie Bradley
RF1Rusney Castillo
2Alejandro De Aza
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clay Buchholz
2Rick Porcello
3Wade Miley
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Junichi Tazawa
3Craig Breslow
4Alexi Ogando
5Jean Machi
6Robbie Ross
7Justin Masterson
8Jonathan Aro
9Brandon Workman
10Anthony Varvaro