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7 questions you always wanted to ask a Red Sox knuckleball pitcher

Steven Wright (#65)Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer This is a bit of a different story than you usually encounter here, one that came together a bit by chance, a bit by luck and due to the willingness of an athlete to impart knowledge on an inquisitive fan.This story is about Steven Wright, the only knuckleball pitcher since Tim Wakefield to break into the Red Sox rotation.We...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

News & updates from the Red Sox fringes

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer The snow is falling , Boston is turning winter white and baseball seems a long ways away.There has been plenty of action on the free agent market with the Red Sox signing two big fish.Off on the sidelines there are players working hard to get ready for the 2015 season.With Spring Training over a hundred days away, there are pitchers like Steven...
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November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Friday everything is going to be all Wright

Eric D. Schabell Contributing Writer When we project for the starting roster of the Red Sox in 2015 you hear many names, but not one of them is ever Steven Wright.No we are not talking about the comic, we are referring to the Red Sox knuckleball pitcher.He as evolved in the Red Sox system into something rather special.Wright has spent the last three seasons working down in Triple...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Shines Once Again, Says He’s ‘Going In The Right Direction’ (Video)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright continues to impress every time he steps on the mound. The 30-year-old knuckleballer shined once again Saturday night, tossing three shutout innings in relief against the Kansas City Royals, scattering three hits while striking out two in just his third major league appearance this season. Wright has been a pleasant surprise out of the bullpen...
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright flutters his way into Red Sox bullpen

Steven Wright dazzling coachesEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer There is nothing like getting into Fenway early, before the gates open to the public.You have an almost empty ballpark, you wander down to the bullpen and take in the pitchers doing their bullpen sessions.This week we caught up with a new addition to the bullpen this year called up from Triple-A this week, but he...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright’s Knuckleball Flourishes In Long Relief For Red Sox

BOSTON — Both of Stephen Wright’s major league appearances in 2014 have come under similar circumstances: a roughed-up starting pitcher, a tired bullpen and a game that still was in its early stages. Both times, Wright was up to the challenge. The 30-year-old knuckleballer, who impressed over four innings of relief last month against the Houston Astros, did himself one better...
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Wright Tosses Five Stellar Innings In Relief During Loss Vs. Jays (Video)

It was a battle of the knuckleballers — for a few innings at least — Sunday afternoon at Fenway Park. With R.A. Dickey on the mound for the Blue Jays, fellow knuckleballer Steven Wright relieved starter Rubby De La Rosa in the fifth inning, and promptly shut down Toronto. The right-hander pitched five scoreless innings, allowing just two hits and striking out six, but he was...
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Steven Wright Provides Valuable Relief In Blowout Loss

BOSTON — This was a series of big innings for the Red Sox. One by them vaulted the Red Sox to victory over the Houston Astros on Thursday. One by the Astros on Sunday put the Sox in a hole they could not climb out of. Houston, aided by a defensive miscue by Xander Bogaerts and a Jose Altuve grand slam, hung six runs on Red Sox starter Joe Kelly in the second inning of Sunday’s series...
August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox Injury News: Steven Wright first rehab game

The Boston Red Sox defeated the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday by the score of 6-3. The win improved the Red Sox to 22-29 on the season. The Red Sox have struggled most of the season, in the lower half of the league in both runs scored and ERA. There is some good news on the pitching front, as Steven Wright made his first rehab start since being placed on the 60-day disabled list....
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May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox move Steven Wright to 60-day DL

The Boston Red Sox enter a weekend series against the Texas Rangers with a 17-17 record, third in the American League East. There is news on the injury front regarding pitcher Steven Wright, who hasn't pitched all season due to a sports hernia.#175707245 / reported that the Red Sox moved right handed pitcher Steven Wright to the 60-day disabled list...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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