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Steven Wright | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Boston Red Sox
Age / DOB:  (32) / 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 (shoulder) did not feel good during an extended bullpen session this weekend.
Tim Britton of the Providence Journal says it's "hard to see him available" for the American League Championship Series, should the Red Sox climb out of an 0-2 hole and advance past the Indians in the ALDS. Wright has been experiencing shoulder trouble since early August. He had a tremendous first half of the regular season. Oct 10 - 2:54 PM

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Steven Wright (shoulder) will throw his next bullpen session on Wednesday.

Wright will have hitters stand in during the session. He could move his rehab to Florida if he continues to make progress. The knuckleballer has been out since the end of August with right shoulder bursitis, but the Red Sox haven't ruled him out for some sort of role should they advance to the ALCS.
Oct 4 - 2:28 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) threw a light bullpen session on Tuesday in Fort Myers, Florida.

He's scheduled for a more intense mound workout on Friday at Fenway Park. Wright can be ruled out for the remainder of the 2016 regular season, but he could be an option for the Red Sox in some capacity during the playoffs.
Sep 27 - 5:09 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) isn't ready to throw a bullpen session.

Wright was scheduled to throw a pen session on Sunday but the team realized he wasn't ready. He'll continue with his throwing program but the odds of Wright making it back by the end of the regular season are incredibly slim. Boston could stash him on the postseason roster but even that seems overly optimistic. Frankly, the Red Sox don't need him. Wright was Boston's best pitcher in the first half but David Price and Clay Buchholz have been lights out since the All-Star break while Rick Porcello has emerged as a leading contender for the AL Cy Young Award.
Sep 24 - 4:39 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Sunday.

Wright first injured his shoulder back on August 7 during a pinch-running appearance. Red Sox manager John Farrell conceded that if the knuckleballer made it back this season, it would likely be in a relief role. "Just off the top of your head, you’d say yeah, just because of the number of pitches he might be capable of," Farrell said. "But the biggest thing we’ve got to determine is if he’s ready for that next step of intensity."
Sep 23 - 8:49 AM

Steven Wright (shoulder) threw from 120 feet out on Wednesday.

Wright is starting into a throwing program in Fort Myers, Florida. He has been sidelined since August 31 due to a bout of right shoulder bursitis and his status for the remainder of the season and postseason remains up in the air. Boston manager John Farrell would not commit to when the knuckleballer will begin to throw off the mound, though there's talk of it happening this weekend as the Red Sox are visiting the Rays in Tampa Bay.
Sep 21 - 9:03 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) has resumed a throwing program in Fort Myers, Florida.

Wright hasn't pitched since August 31 due to right shoulder bursitis. The Red Sox hope to get a look at him throwing off a mound when the club travels to play the Rays this weekend, but he's obviously running out of time to contribute.
Sep 19 - 5:26 PM

Red Sox manager John Farrell said Monday that Steven Wright (shoulder) is "hoping to get a throwing program initiated."

Wright was scratched from his scheduled start last Tuesday due to right shoulder bursitis and his status for the remainder of the season is up in the air. The knuckleballer is going to try to make it back, but Farrel acknowledged that the calendar "is going to present a challenge."
Sep 12 - 4:56 PM

A second opinion on the right shoulder of Steven Wright confirmed the initial diagnosis of bursitis.

Dr. Neal ElAttrache took a look at the shoulder in Los Angeles on Tuesday and found nothing new. Red Sox manager John Farrell told reporters the club doesn't know yet whether Wright will be able to pitch again this season. The knuckleballer owns a cool 3.33 ERA in 156 2/3 total innings, but he had been struggling lately.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sep 6 - 8:03 PM

Steven Wright said that his shoulder feels about "50 percent" right now.

He's already been scratched from Tuesday's start against the Padres. Wright was noncommittal when asked if he'd pitch again this season. "I'm not going to say that right now," he said. "I was trying to throw through a lot of the pain and the discomfort and it's not getting better." Wright is headed to Los Angeles for a second opinion and the results of that visit will likely determine whether he pitches again in 2016. If he is indeed done for the year, manager John Farrell's decision to have Wright pinch-run for David Ortiz will go down as one of the worst coaching blunders in recent memory.
Sep 3 - 10:09 PM

Steven Wright (shoulder) has been scratched from his scheduled start Tuesday against the Padres.

The Red Sox tipped their hand by having Clay Buchholz take batting practice with Boston's other starters on Saturday. Wright said he hasn't felt right his last two starts and is still dealing with lingering shoulder soreness from a pinch-running appearance last month. The knuckleballer will visit a specialist in Los Angeles this week and could be headed back to the disabled list. Buchholz, who has pitched much better of late, will draw the start Tuesday in San Diego.
Sep 3 - 7:13 PM

Steven Wright said that his shoulder has "just been off" in his two starts since returning from the disabled list.

"It was hard for me to throw a pitch with conviction. A little bit is trusting the arm to make sure that it's good. It feels OK," Wright said. The knuckleballer has coughed up nine earned runs over 10 innings in two outings against the Royals and Rays since being activated from the disabled list on August 26. Unless this proves to be a case of more than simply needing to knock off the rust, Wright should be able to settle into a groove in time. He held a 3.01 ERA prior to hitting the disabled list in early August.
Aug 31 - 6:12 PM

Steven Wright gave up four earned runs in four innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Rays.

Wright was backed by eight runs on 12 hits from the Red Sox offense and escaped a loss that he probably deserved. The knuckleballer walked three and surrendered seven hits, including two home runs. He has now allowed nine earned runs in 10 innings since returning August 26 from a shoulder injury.
Aug 31 - 4:51 PM

Steven Wright took the loss in his return from the disabled list Friday, giving up five runs over six innings against the Royals.

Wright really struggled with his command and control in the first inning and gave up all five runs in the process (via homers from Eric Hosmer and Alex Gordon). He settled down nicely from there, but the damage was done. The knuckleballer struck out just one batter on the night. He now owns a 3.18 ERA through 23 starts on the year and will square off against the Rays next week at home.
Aug 26 - 10:47 PM

Red Sox activated RHP Steven Wright from the 15-day disabled list.

He'll rejoin the Red Sox' rotation on Friday against the Royals after missing three weeks with a jammed shoulder that he suffered while pinch-running. Wright has mostly faded the last couple months after a terrific start to the season, although he did throw a shutout in his last outing.
Aug 26 - 12:10 PM

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