Originally posted on Fox Sports Ohio  |  Last updated 7/31/12
BOSTON (AP) -- The Red Sox acquired right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright from the Cleveland Indians for first baseman Lars Anderson on Tuesday. Wright was 9-6 with a 2.49 ERA at Double-A Akron. Boston, which had knuckleballer Tim Wakefield in its rotation for many years, assigned Wright to Double-A Portland. The 27-year-old Wright has never pitched in the majors. In six minor league seasons, he is 38-33 with a 3.95 ERA. He is holding opponents to a .207 batting average this year, best in the Eastern League. The 24-year-old Anderson hit .259 with nine homers and 52 RBIs at Triple-A Pawtucket. He also played left field. Anderson has spent parts of the last three seasons with the Red Sox, batting .167 in 30 games. He was 1 for 8 in six games this season.
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