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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 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

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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

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

Wright will give the Red Sox some much-needed bullpen depth in the wake of Sunday's 18-7 drubbing in Baltimore. The 30-year-old righty has a cool 3.66 career ERA.
Apr 27 - 3:20 PM

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

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

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SS1Xander Bogaerts
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