Steven Wright will have surgery on his left knee and be out for the remainder of the year, Jared Carrabis reports.
Hearing that Steven Wright will need knee surgery as early as next week. Could put him out for six months.— Jared Carrabis (@Jared_Carrabis) May 2, 2017
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.
Here’s what else is happening in the American League East:
- The Blue Jays have claimed Neil Ramirez off of waivers.
- The Yankees could be buyers at the deadline, so let’s all be collectively shocked.
- Chris Tillman’s return to Baltimore is going to create another O’s roster crunch.
- Can the Rays out-draft Baseball America?
- Everyone loves a good poll: Do you approve of the job John Gibbons is doing?
- Jordan Montgomery has impressed a lot of people in a very little amount of time and we can see why.
- Baltimore places Welington Castillo on the disabled list.
- Tampa Bay promotes Jose Alvarado and sends down Chih-Wei Hu.
- Marco Hernandez has been placed on the 10-day DL.
- Toronto has placed Aaron Sanchez back on disabled list.
- Why do Yankees fans hate Chris Carter?
- Did you see the insane triple play that the Orioles turned? Watch it again here.
- Check out this DRaysBay interview with with Rays Senior VP of Baseball Operations, Chaim Bloom.
- Chris Sale likely to be punished for throwing behind Manny Machado.