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Sox place Wright on DL

Sox place Wright on DL

RED SOX PLACE RIGHT-HANDED PITCHER
STEVEN WRIGHT ON 10-DAY DISABLED LIST

BOSTON, MA – Prior to tonight’s game against the Chicago Cubs, the Boston Red Sox placed right-handed pitcher Steven Wright on the 10-day disabled list. Wright is recovering from a cartilage restoration procedure performed on his left knee in May.

Wright, 33, made five starts for the Red Sox in 2017 before his season-ending knee surgery. The knuckleballer made his first career All-Star team in 2016, finishing the season with a 13-6 record, a 3.33 ERA (58 ER/156.2 IP), and four complete games in 24 starts. Since his 2013 major league debut, the California native has made 40 starts and 15 relief appearances for the Red Sox, going 21-14 with a 3.97 ERA (127 ER/287.2 IP). Wright was selected by Cleveland in the second round of the 2006 June Draft before being acquired by Boston at the non-waiver trade deadline in 2012.

With this move, the Red Sox now have 29 active players in big league camp, including 27 players from the 40-man roster and two non-roster invitees.

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