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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/30/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 216
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Hawaii
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 2 (0) / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Steven Wright pitched seven solid innings, allowing two runs -- one earned -- and striking out eight, to defeat the Braves on Wednesday.
Wright survived a whopping four passed balls from Ryan Hanigan, who is still trying to learn to handle the knuckleballer (it was supposed to be Blake Swihart's job). He has a 1.37 ERA after four starts, so it's really beginning to look like he's in the rotation to stay. Apr 28 - 12:04 AM

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Steven Wright earned his first victory of the 2016 campaign on Friday, limiting the Astros to only one unearned run on four hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Wright punched out six on the night while issuing five free passes. The 31-year-old knuckleballer has pitched well through his first three starts, compiling a 1.40 ERA and 8.10 K/9. He'll look to keep things rolling when he squares off against the Braves on Wednesday. It's the type of matchup that could make him an appealing streaming option in AL-only or deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 23 - 12:34 AM

Steven Wright performed admirably in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, surrendering two runs over six innings.

While it wasn't an earth-shattering start for Wright, there is no shame in posting a clean, respectable line like his. He scattered six hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter during his time on the rubber. Both runs on his line came in the first inning, courtesy of Jose Bautista (solo home run) and Chris Colabello (RBI single). And that would be all on the scoring front. The 31-year-old right-hander has allowed three earned runs on 12 hits over 12 2/3 innings through two starts. He is still searching for his first win and will try to lock that up in a road date with the Astros next time he takes the mound.
Apr 17 - 5:09 PM

Steven Wright managed to pitch his way into the seventh inning of Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Both runs scored during Wright's time on the mound came in the second inning, when an RBI grounder by Edwin Encarnacion brought home the earned run, while a throwing error by Dustin Pedroia on the same play allowed the second (unearned) run to score. Wright struck out five, walked three and yielded six hits on the afternoon. He made nine starts last year (16 total appearances) and held a 4.09 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 52/27 K/BB ratio over 72 2/3 innings. There is little to love on the fantasy front here, but the 31-year-old is next scheduled to start against the Rays on April 20.
Apr 10 - 3:37 PM

Steven Wright will make his first start of the season Saturday in Toronto.

Wright was going to be skipped the first week of the regular season to take advantage of some scheduled off days, but David Price's debut had to be bumped from Monday to Tuesday because of the Opening Day postponement in Cleveland. That opens up a need for Wright on Saturday, with Price making his second start in Sunday's series finale at Rogers Centre. Wright is a poor fantasy streaming option against the Blue Jays.
Apr 4 - 2:42 PM

Steven Wright finished his Grapefruit League season strong, punching out eight over 5 2/3 innings against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Wright surrendered two runs on seven hits and a walk in the contest. Both of the runs against him came on solo home runs, off the bats of Kevin Pillar and Michael Saunders respectively. Wright finishes the spring with a 2.77 ERA and 19/8 K/BB ratio over 26 innings. He'll enter the season as the fifth starter in the Red Sox rotation.
Apr 2 - 12:22 AM

Steven Wright is expected to earn the fifth and final spot in the Red Sox Opening Day rotation.

Manager John Farrell has yet to make anything official yet, but Wright is seemingly the favorite and solidified his chances with a strong effort on Sunday against the Phillies. Roenis Elias is the other option vying for the rotation spot vacated by the injured Eduardo Rodriguez.
Mar 27 - 8:28 PM

Steven Wright held the Phillies to one run in 5 2/3 innings Sunday to pick up his first win of the spring.

Wright should be locked into an early season rotation spot now, though he still might not get more than two or three starts before Eduardo Rodriguez comes off the disabled list. He's a borderline $1 pitcher in AL-only leagues. Ideally, he'd be a reserve pick.
Mar 27 - 4:23 PM

Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports Steven Wright is expected to begin the year in Boston's starting rotation.

The move is only temporary as the knuckleballer will shift to the bullpen when Eduardo Rodriguez returns from his knee injury. Roenis Elias was in the mix for the No. 5 spot but the Red Sox prefer to use him in long relief. Henry Owens struggled this spring (5.40 ERA in five outings) and will head to Pawtucket to work out some of his kinks. Wright earned a 4.09 ERA across 16 outings last season.
Mar 24 - 4:54 PM

Steven Wright yielded three runs -- two earned -- in five innings Tuesday in a loss to the Marlins.

The battle between Wright and Roenis Elias to fill in as Boston's fifth starter is too close to call at this point. Wright will make the team either way, since he's out of options. He's a borderline $1 guy in AL-only leagues, but he'd sure make for an intriguing reserve pick.
Mar 22 - 3:40 PM

Steven Wright pitched four scoreless innings Friday in his start against the Blue Jays.

Including his start against Boston College, Wright has allowed two runs in nine innings this spring. He and Henry Owens are the leading candidates to occupy Eduardo Rodriguez's place in the rotation if Rodriguez opens up on the DL.
Mar 11 - 4:00 PM

Steven Wright struck out four in two scoreless innings Monday versus Boston College.

Wright is out of options, so there's a good chance the Red Sox will carry him as a swingman to start the year. The knuckleballer was beginning to impress as a starter when he suffered a concussion in August, ending his 2015 campaign.
Feb 29 - 3:42 PM

Steven Wright (concussion) won't return this season.

It's been a month since Wright's concussion and he's still showing symptoms. He'll head to Pittsburgh again Tuesday to meet with concussion specialist Dr. Mickey Collins. Alternating between the starting rotation and long relief, the knuckleballer went 5-4 this year with a 4.09 ERA.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 08:03:00 PM

Steven Wright will travel to Pittsburgh to visit with concussion specialist Dr. Micky Collins.

Wright has been on the 7-day concussion disabled list for a week and a half and his symptoms haven't gone away. More should be known about his status after the exam.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 06:45:00 PM

Steven Wright is still experiencing concussion symptoms.

Matt Barnes filled in for Wright on Monday and is now expected to get at least one addition start in his place. "Steven is doing OK," said Red Sox interim manager Torey Lovullo. "I know that his day of eligibility is coming up here. He is experiencing some symptoms here, and with the protocol through Major League Baseball, we can't rush that process. He's working daily to improve."
Tue, Aug 18, 2015 09:24:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Christian Vazquez
2Ryan Hanigan
1B1Hanley Ramirez
2B1Dustin Pedroia
SS1Xander Bogaerts
3B1Travis Shaw
2Pablo Sandoval
LF1Brock Holt
CF1Jackie Bradley
2Chris Young
RF1Mookie Betts
DH1David Ortiz
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Clay Buchholz
3Rick Porcello
4Eduardo Rodriguez
5Joe Kelly
6Steven Wright
7Henry Owens
Relief Pitcher
R1Craig Kimbrel
2Koji Uehara
3Carson Smith
4Junichi Tazawa
5Robbie Ross
6Tommy Layne
7Matt Barnes
8Heath Hembree
9Pat Light
10Brandon Workman