Steven Wright Injury: Updates on Red Sox Pitcher's Shoulder and Return

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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright throws to the plate during the first inning of a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
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Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Steven Wright suffered a shoulder injury Aug. 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers and was placed on the 15-day disabled list. However, he is ready to return.

Continue for updates.

Wright to Start vs. Royals

Friday, Aug. 26

Wright Comments on Recovery

Monday, Aug. 22

Wright told reporters he is throwing without pain for the first time since injuring his shoulder. He added he will throw one more simulated game Tuesday.

Wright Injury Details Revealed 

Wednesday, Aug. 10

According to Evan Drellich of the Boston Herald, Wright suffered the injury while pinch running Aug. 7. An MRI showed no structural damage, but he was removed from his next start, which was set to come against the New York Yankees on Aug. 11.

According to Drellich, Wright is the only American League pitcher to pinch run in a game this season.

Wright Enjoying Career Season in Boston

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The 31-year-old knuckleballer is experiencing the best campaign of his four-year career in 2016. Having never won more than five games in a season, Wright has compiled a 13-5 record in 22 starts this year while garnering his first All-Star selection.

In his most recent start, Wright threw his first career shutout against the Dodgers on Aug. 5, going the distance while striking out nine hitters:

Prior to his injury, he led the majors with four complete games, and his 3.01 ERA was the best of any Red Sox pitcher who had started more than 10 games.


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