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Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BOS018.536000006.111663145

Player Updates

October 19, 2019 10:28 AM
Steven Wright: Needs Tommy John surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright will undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow, Andersen Pickard of MLBDailyDish.com reports.

Wright was released by the Red Sox on Friday, a move which looks to be at least partially informed by this news. The surgery will almost certainly keep Wright out for all of the 2020 season, but if he undergoes the procedure soon, he could be good to go by spring training of 2021. Whether he's able to find a job at that point remains to be seen. He'll be 36 years old at that point and has posted a 4.71 ERA over his last three seasons, serving suspensions for domestic violence and PEDs over that stretch.

October 18, 2019 01:56 PM
Steven Wright: Cut loose by Red Sox
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wright (elbow) was released by the Red Sox on Friday.

Injuries and suspensions for both domestic violence and PEDs have combined to limit Wright to just 84 innings over the last three seasons. He wasn't particularly effective when available, posting a 4.71 ERA over that stretch. He most recently received a PRP injection in his elbow, making his status unclear for 2020. With plenty of risk from his age, injuries and performance, he may have a tough time finding a major-league deal this winter.

September 1, 2019 09:56 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Heads to 60-day IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Red Sox transferred Wright (toe, elbow) to the 60-day injured list Sunday.

Wright will be eligible to return in mid-September, but since he has yet to resume a proper throwing program, it appears more likely than not that his season is over. The right-hander was first placed on the IL in July with a bruised toe, but his elbow looks to be his chief concern at this point. He received a platelet-rich plasma injection in the elbow in early July from Dr. James Andrews and is likely still awaiting clearance for the next step in his rehab.

August 8, 2019 05:48 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Receives PRP injection
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

August 7, 2019 01:20 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Meeting with Dr. James Andrews
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 27, 2019 02:52 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Visiting doctors in Boston
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 20, 2019 07:04 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Out longer than expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 14, 2019 05:04 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Moves to IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 13, 2019 10:52 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Exits with foot bruise
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

July 4, 2019 12:32 AM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Being considered for rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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."

June 26, 2019 12:00 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Returns as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Will be activated Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 22, 2019 09:24 AM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Could be activated next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 9, 2019 06:56 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Makes 2019 debut at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

June 3, 2019 02:12 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Rehab assignment impending
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 6, 2019 04:24 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Suspended 80 games
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

March 2, 2019 07:36 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Set to throw Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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).

February 16, 2019 04:52 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: No longer considered starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

February 12, 2019 03:24 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Set to wear knee brace
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

January 17, 2019 04:52 PM
Red Sox's Steven Wright: Could see saves in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

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.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 4.000 11.25021
vs RHB 2.100 3.86024
Last 7 Games
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6/29NYY0102.05212
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7/6@DET0001.01010
7/13LAD0000.13300
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020BOS00---00000000000000
2019BOS018.536000006.311663145
2018BOS312.68204001153.7411716522642
2017BOS138.2555000024.040242292513
2016BOS1363.3324244100156.7138745812857127
2015BOS544.09169000072.76738331212752
2014BOS012.5701000021.0218620422
2013BOS205.5001000013.3128801910
Total24163.860444111347.33301751494315132271
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020BOS000---00000------0---
2019BOS0751.4000000.4072.3683322.74
2018BOS166461.4000000.2101.24822311.57
2017BOS129251.2000001.3771.87511417.62
2016BOS11571690.90001010.2351.24565611.66
2015BOS077860.9000102.2391.29431011.77
2014BOS028112.5010101.2561.1908610.71
2013BOS013140.9010002.2451.6035915.11
Total33773561.101393016.2491.330148112.36
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2007A-Kinston 48.0131303203922647.121.792
2007A-Lake County 66.1141404707515614.631.150
2008AA-Akron 75.1141404305817804.311.292
2008A-Kinston 72.1141412406117593.001.054
2009AAA-Columbus 5.12100004055.290.980
2009AA-Akron 81.0365010026420722.331.136
2010AAA-Columbus Clippers 10.0900010105138.101.800
2010AA-Akron Aeros 64.039202254821734.361.469
2011AFA-Kinston Indians 38.07401202716474.501.658
2011AFX-Lake County Captains 46.09901203324483.131.565
2011AAA-Columbus Clippers 2.11000002058.572.381
2011AA-Akron Aeros 46.08702403528476.071.630
2012AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 20.0440010165193.151.200
2012AA-Portland Sea Dogs 6.01101002251.501.167
2012AA-Akron Aeros115.22020196010162862.501.285
2013AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox135.12424387099651303.461.443
2014AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 95.0151515506822863.411.137
2014AA-Portland Sea Dogs 5.01101004153.601.200
2015AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 52.08812504215553.811.346
2018AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 16.253000094203.891.482
2019AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox 9.25101004361.960.978
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/216
Birthdate:
8/30/1984
Age:
36
Hometown:
Torrance, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Boston Red Sox
College:
Hawaii
MLB Experience:
7