Steven Wright to Undergo Season-Ending Surgery on Knee Injury

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistMay 4, 2017

BOSTON, MA - APRIL 29: Steven Wright #35 of the Boston Red Sox pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the first inning at Fenway Park on April 29, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright will miss the remainder of the 2017 season due to a knee injury that will require surgery.

Per MLB.com's Ian Browne, the Red Sox announced Wright needed knee surgery. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe noted the right-hander needs a cartilage restoration procedure. 

The Red Sox placed Wright on the 10-day disabled list with a sprained left knee that has been bothering him since spring training on Tuesday. 

"He felt like there was a spike in the discomfort," said Red Sox manager John Farrell, per Browne. "He was obviously taken for an MRI at that point, and it's more severe than what he had been dealing with at any point and time. Like I said, we're still gathering information."

An All-Star last season, Wright was a mess to start 2017 with an 8.25 ERA and 40 hits allowed in 24 innings. 

The Red Sox are already lacking starting pitching depth with David Price on the disabled list. Reigning American League Cy Young winner Rick Porcello is also off to a slow start with a 4.46 ERA. 

Kyle Kendrick will make a spot start in Boston's rotation on Thursday in place of Wright.