Wright underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Monday and is expected to be ready to pitch for the 2019 season, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports. Wright picked up a knee injury during the first game of the ALDS against New York, and he didn't appear for the rest of the postseason. He'll have nearly the entire offseason to recover from the procedure and should enter spring training as a strong candidate to win a spot in the starting rotation.
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Thursday that Wright will need to get his knee checked out again but that he will be a "good rotation option" for the Red Sox next year, Jen McCaffrey of The Athletic reports. Wright suffered the knee injury during Game 1 of the ALDS against the Yankees and failed to return for the World Series after being taken off the postseason roster. He was expected to require arthroscopic surgery, though Dombrowski added that there's no procedure planned at the current time. More should be known regarding his status once he goes in and gets the knee checked out again. Wright wound up making four starts out of his 20 appearances in the regular season, logging an impressive 2.68 ERA and 1.25 WHIP with a 7.0 K/9. The right-hander previously worked as a starter the last few years, but injury problems and a lack of consistency drove him to the bullpen, so it remains to be seen whether he's able to come into spring training fully healthy with a chance to win a back-end-of-the-rotation spot.
Wright (knee) did not make Boston's World Series roster. Wright was considered likely to make it back after injuring his knee in early October but he'll wind up missing the series. The Red Sox made just one change to the roster after the ALCS, adding Drew Pomeranz in place of Brandon Workman.
Wright (knee) is expected to be added to Boston's World Series roster Tuesday, Jim Bowden of The Athletic reports. Wright's availability was in doubt after hurting his knee in early October. If the knuckleballer is good to go, he'll likely take the place of either Heath Hembree or Brandon Workman in the bullpen. The 34-year-old has yet to pitch in the postseason in his career.
Wright (knee) is scheduled to throw a simulated game and go through defensive drills Sunday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. The Boston knuckleballer did not appear in the ALCS after injuring his knee in the ALDS. However, it seems like he's nearing a return after working out with his injured knee a few times. How Wright's injury responds to Sunday's workout will likely give a clearer picture of his availability for the World Series, though things are very much up in the air at this point.