Wright (toe) recently received a PRP injection in his elbow, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Wright has been sidelined since mid-July with a bruised toe, but he received a shot to alleviate pain in his elbow after visiting with Dr. James Andrews on Tuesday. It's not yet known how this will affect the veteran's recovery timeline.
Wright (toe) will meet with Dr. James Andrews about an elbow injury, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Wright has been out since mid-July with a bruised toe, but an elbow injury bad enough to visit Dr. Andrews for is a much more serious matter. The severity of his injury should become clear after his visit.
Wright (toe) is visiting with doctors in Boston on Saturday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Wright has been sidelined since July 13 with a right toe contusion and has yet to resume baseball activities, but Saturday's meeting with the doctors could help provide a timeline for his return.
Wright (toe) still isn't doing any baseball activities, Guerin Austin of NESN reports.
Wright has been out for a week with a bruised right big toe. He seems to be set for longer than a minimum-length stay on the injured list, though the Red Sox have yet to provide a specific timeline.
The Red Sox placed Wright on the 10-day injured list with a right big toe contusion, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
Wright was roughed up for three runs on three hits while recording only one out in his relief appearance in Saturday's loss, but the poor showing was the least of his concerns. Instead, Wright was hobbled after taking a line drive off his right foot and will apparently need at least a week and a half to wait for the swelling and soreness in his big toe to subside. The newly acquired Andrew Cashner will assume Wright's spot on the 25-man roster.
Wright was diagnosed with a right foot contusion after X-rays came back negative Saturday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
Wright had a rough evening as he allowed three runs on three hits in one-third of an inning before he was hit by a line drive in the foot to force his exit. The 34-year-old should be considered day-to-day until more is known on the injury.
Wright is being considered as a potential fifth starter, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox are discussing options to fill the fifth starter job after losing Brian Johnson (infection) indefinitely. With the news that Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) is expected to serve as a traditional closer upon his return from the injured list, manager Alex Cora is looking at Wright and Hector Velazquez as starters. Wright was expected to pitch in a variety of relief roles after returning from an 80-game suspension, but he was stretched out to three innings while on rehab. "We have to talk about it," Cora said. "As you know, physically it's one of those that can he deal with the workload? That's the important thing. Can he do it for five innings or is he better off going two innings, an off day and two innings after that? We've been talking for two days now, looking for answers and trying to make adjustments."
Wright was reinstated from his suspension as expected Tuesday.
Wright has been out all season after being hit with an 80-game ban for taking performance-enhancing drugs. In 9.2 innings of rehab work for Triple-A Pawtucket, he allowed just two runs. He'll pitch out of the bullpen for the Red Sox.
Wright (suspension) will be activated Tuesday when eligible to return from an 80-game suspension for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy, Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports.
Wright made a rehab appearance Saturday, pitching two scoreless innings for Triple-A Pawtucket, and Sunday was deemed ready to return. He'll pitch as a reliever for the Red Sox.
Wright (suspension) is expected to be activated Tuesday when he is eligible to return from an 80-game suspension for violating MLB's performance-enhancing drug policy, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
Manager Alex Cora said Wright will make one more rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket before his activation. The knuckleballer has posted a 2.35 ERA while striking out four over 7.2 innings with the PawSox. Wright's balky knee means he'll be used as a reliever instead of filling a rotation spot.
Wright (suspension) tossed 1.2 innings in relief in his first rehab outing Sunday with Triple-A Pawtucket. He gave up one run on one hit -- a home run -- and struck out two in the 26-pitch outing.
The appearance was Wright's first in affiliate ball since Sept. 29 of last season. Wright, whose 80-game suspension concludes June 24, will use the next two weeks to build up his arm in the minors after the long layoff. Though the Red Sox have cycled though multiple No. 5 starters since Nathan Eovaldi (elbow) was shut down in April, manager Alex Cora said Wright won't be a candidate to enter the rotation and is viewed strictly as a reliever, per Christopher Smith of MassLive.com.
Wright (suspension) is expected to report to one of the Red Sox's minor-league affiliates to begin a rehab assignment June 10, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.
Wright has been working out at the Red Sox's extended spring training facility in Florida since receiving an 80-game suspension in March for violating Major League Baseball's performance-enhancing drugs policy. The 34-year-old opted not to appeal the ban and has kept his arm conditioned by throwing bullpen and live batting practice sessions in addition to simulated games. Wright is slated to pitch a three-inning simulated game Wednesday as a final dress rehearsal for his first rehab appearance next weekend. He'll be eligible to rejoin the Red Sox on June 25 and could immediately factor into the team's late-inning mix. In his 16 outings as a reliever in 2018, the knuckleballer posted a 1.52 ERA while limiting the opposition to a .190 batting average.
Wright was suspended 80 games Wednesday after testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.
The suspension will keep the knuckleballer out until mid-June and will make him ineligible to participate in the postseason. The veteran was theoretically in the mix for saves in Boston with the closer job wide open, though he was far from the favorite, so his absence won't move the needle much for frontrunners Ryan Brasier and Matt Barnes.
Wright will play long toss up to 90 feet Sunday, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
The Red Sox are bringing Wright along slowly after he underwent an offseason arthroscopic procedure on his left knee. He's going to pitch out of the bullpen, where the knuckleballer is expected to pitch in a variety of roles. Wright believes he can thrive as a multiple-inning reliever if the knee holds up. "The biggest factor is swelling," Wright explained. "That's what I couldn't get rid of last year. Every time it would act up it would blow up. And then I'd get it drained. Then a couple weeks later it's back to square one." The right-hander has enjoyed success as a reliever with a 6-0 record, 2.99 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 31 career bullpen outings (78.1 innings).
Wright is viewed strictly as a reliever this season, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
The knuckleballer has made 44 starts and 31 relief appearances thus far in his career. He was primarily a reliever last season and is expected to be exclusively one this year, with an outside shot at saves as the Red Sox currently lack a proven closer.
Wright will wear a knee brace in 2019, Christopher Smith of MassLive.com reports.
Wright dealt with lingering knee issues for a majority of the 2018 campaign, limiting the veteran knuckleballer to just four starts and 16 relief appearances. He underwent a scope on his left knee after the season, but Wright doesn't believe his knee will ever be completely healthy. "I don't think I'm ever going to feel 100 percent like I did before I hurt my knee. But it's just trying to get as close to that as we can and staying consistent with it," the right-hander said. Wright is a candidate to close for the Red Sox in 2019, though he seems more likely to fill a swingman role.
President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski said Wright is an option at closer in 2019, Chris Cotillo of MassLive.com reports.
With Craig Kimbrel hitting the free agent market, Dombrowski named Wright, Ryan Brasier, Matt Barnes and Tyler Thornburg as possible options to take over as the team's closer, though he noted Barnes and Brasier are the two frontrunners. The veteran knuckleballer was solid when healthy in 2018, posting a 2.68 ERA and 1.25 WHIP across 53.2 innings. He underwent a scope on his left knee earlier in the offseason but should be good to go for the start of spring training.
Wright signed a one-year, $1.375 million contract with the Red Sox on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
Lingering knee issues coupled with a 15-game suspension limited Wright to just four starts and 16 relief appearances for the Red Sox in 2018. When healthy, the veteran knuckleballer posted a tidy 2.68 ERA across 53.2 innings, though poor walk (11.7 percent) and strikeout (18.8 percent) rates suggest he was a bit lucky (4.37 FIP). Wright underwent a scope on his left knee earlier in the offseason but is expected to be ready to go for spring training. He's set to compete for a back-end rotation spot in camp.
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.
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