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Steven Wright | Relief Pitcher

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Red Sox moved RHP Steven Wright (sports hernia) from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
The Red Sox needed to clear a spot on the 40-man roster for Ryan Roberts, signed early Monday to a one-year deal. Apr 7 - 2:22 PM

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Red Sox placed RHP Steven Wright on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 21, with a sports hernia injury.

Wright is still recovering from surgery in late January to repair a sports hernia. It's not clear how long he'll be out, but he'll surely be optioned to Triple-A once healthy.
Mar 27 - 9:54 PM

Steven Wright will be sidelined until sometime in May after undergoing surgery in late January to repair a hernia.

Wright was a long shot to crack the Opening Day roster, but at least now he'll get to collect a big league paycheck while on the disabled list. The knuckleballer will likely enter the Triple-A rotation once healthy.
Feb 16 - 3:31 PM

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

Wright, 29, owns a 5.40 ERA and 10/9 K/BB ratio over 13 1/3 innings of work with the Red Sox this season. The knuckleballer will pitch in long relief.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 03:39:00 PM

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

Wright made a spot start Tuesday night against the Astros, but was only able to make it through one inning. Daniel Nava will take his place on the roster now that he's ready to return from paternity leave.
Thu, Aug 8, 2013 05:12:00 PM

Steven Wright will start on Tuesday against the Astros.

The Red Sox just want to give their rotation some extra rest. A knuckleballer, Wright has posted a 3.65 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 12 1/3 relief innings this season. Even against the Astros, he should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 11:19:00 AM

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

Wright has a 4.82 ERA and 1.61 WHIP in 9 1/3 innings this season with Boston. He'll pitch in middle relief.
Thu, Aug 1, 2013 03:27:00 PM

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

Wright was recalled on July 10 and earned his first win the next day, throwing 5 2/3 scoreless innings in relief of Ryan Dempster. The knuckleballer was sent down to clear a roster spot for Matt Thornton.
Sat, Jul 13, 2013 07:26:00 PM

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

Wright allowed five runs on six hits and four walks over 3 2/3 relief innings in an earlier stint with the Red Sox. The knuckleballer is an option to start Sunday but will be available in long relief over the next few days, if needed.
Wed, Jul 10, 2013 06:57:00 PM

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

The knuckleballer struggled in his major league debut Tuesday, allowing five runs on six hits and four walks over 3 2/3 relief innings. The Sox will call up a fresh arm for Wednesday's game.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 10:06:00 PM

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

Wright will replace Joel Hanrahan (hamstring) on the active roster. The 28-year-old has made some real strides will his knuckleball over the past couple of years and will now make his major league debut. The Red Sox figure to use him in middle relief.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 12:31:00 PM

The Red Sox will recall right-hander Steven Wright to replace Joel Hanrahan (hamstring) on the active roster.

Not unexpected after Wright was a healthy scratch from his start on Sunday. The 28-year-old knuckleballer posted a 2.54 ERA with 119 strikeouts over 141 2/3 innings last season between Double- and Triple-A and owns a 2.70 ERA and 11/7 K/BB ratio in 10 innings over his first two starts with the PawSox this season. He's expected to pitch in middle relief.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 11:57:00 AM

Red Sox optioned RHP Steven Wright to Triple-A Pawtucket; reassigned OFs J.C. Linares and Jeremy Hazelbaker to minor league camp.

Wright got a lot of attention this spring coming off a 2.54 ERA with 119 strikeouts over 141 2/3 innings last season between Double- and Triple-A, but the knuckleballer posted an 8.59 ERA and 6/7 K/BB ratio over 7 1/3 innings during Grapefruit League play. Still, he'll be an interesting name to monitor this season.
Tue, Mar 12, 2013 09:28:00 AM

When asked Thursday to name a potential sleeper in spring camp, Red Sox manager John Farrell mentioned knuckleballer Steven Wright.

Wright, 28, experienced a bit of a breakthrough in 2012, posting a 2.54 ERA with 119 strikeouts over 141 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A. He won't be winning a spot in Boston's rotation, but he's someone to keep an eye on if they need to dip into their depth.
Thu, Jan 31, 2013 06:52:00 PM

Red Sox purchased the contract of RHP Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket.

He's now protected from the Rule 5 Draft. Acquired from the Indians at the trade deadline, Wright posted a 2.54 ERA with 119 strikeouts over 141 2/3 frames between Double- and Triple-A in 2012.
Tue, Nov 20, 2012 11:30:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1A.J. Pierzynski
2David Ross
1B1Mike Napoli
2Mike Carp
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Will Middlebrooks
2Jonathan Herrera
3Brock Holt
LF1Grady Sizemore
2Jonny Gomes
CF1Jackie Bradley
RF1Shane Victorino
2Daniel Nava
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Clay Buchholz
3John Lackey
4Jake Peavy
5Felix Doubront
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Koji Uehara
2Edward Mujica
3Junichi Tazawa
4Craig Breslow
5Burke Badenhop
6Andrew Miller
7Chris Capuano
8Steven Wright