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AL East: Steven Wright to undergo knee surgery, out for rest of year

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Steven Wright will have surgery on his left knee and be out for the remainder of the year, Jared Carrabis reports.

This is a huge blow for the Red Sox rotation. Knee issues are not foreign to the knuckleballer, who wore a knee brace all of spring training, but this is much worse that initially thought to be. Kyle Kendrick has been slated to be Wright’s replacement.

This season was obviously not one for the record books considering how injured Wright must have been. It makes his 8.25 ERA and 1.875 WHIP a little more forgivable. Last season, however, the 32-year old all-star was a huge stronghold for the Sox, hurling a 3.33 ERA over 156.2 innings pitched. Lest we forget that he struck out 127 batters.

With Wright down, the Red Sox can only hope that David Price’s recovery kicks it into overdrive, because it looks like there’s a looooong season ahead for Boston’s rotation.

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