PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) – The Boston Red Sox recalled right-handed pitcher Steven Wright from Triple-A Pawtucket and added him as the 26th man on the club’s active roster for the second game of Monday’s day-night doubleheader against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He is expected to start tonight’s game at Angel Stadium beginning at 10:05 p.m. ET. Under Major League Baseball Rules, both teams are permitted to add an extra player for the second game of today’s doubleheader.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.
Wright, 30, returns for his fifth stint of the season with Boston. In 11 appearances with the Red Sox in 2015, he is 3-2 with a 4.15 ERA (20 ER/43.1 IP), 24 strikeouts, and a .246 opponent average, including a 3.91 ERA (10 ER/23.0 IP) in four starts. The right-handed knuckleballer has worked exclusively as a starter with the PawSox this season, posting a 2-5 record, 3.81 ERA (22 ER/52.0 IP), and 42 strikeouts in eight outings. The native of Torrance, CA last pitched on Sunday, July 12, allowing four runs over 7.0 innings in a loss against Philadelphia’s Lehigh Valley affiliate. Over his major league career, all with the Red Sox from 2013-15, Wright has gone 5-3 with a 3.94 ERA (34 ER/77.2 IP) in 21 games (six starts).
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