Steven Wright

Red Sox recall Steven Wright, option Heath Hembree to Triple-A Pawtucket

Ryan Hannable
April 27, 2015 - 11:54 am
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The revolving door in the Red Sox bullpen continues, as they made another roster move prior to Monday's game with the Blue Jays. Following Sunday's 18-7 loss to the Orioles, the team recalled knuckleballer Steven Wright, and optioned Health Hembree back to Triple-A Pawtucket. Hembree spent only one day with the team, as he was called up for Sunday's game to provide depth in the bullpen. "Steven being here in the event something unforeseen takes places we have someone to protect us with length," manager John Farrell said. "We needed to go to the bullpen early yesterday, but that's where we are today." This is Wright's second stint with the team as he made the Opening Day roster because of Joe Kelly's injury coming out of spring training. He made his only appearance with the team on April 10, allowing two runs over the final five innings of the 19-inning game in New York to earn the win against the Yankees. "It'€™s been up and down the last couple of years and I know that that'€™s my role so if they need innings then I get an opportunity to come up here and pitch some innings," Wright said. "And then if they need a starter, I'€™m ready. For me, it'€™s just knowing that I'€™m going to come up here just to pitch. I'€™m not going to have a set role, just whenever they need me I'€™m going to be ready to go." Hembree appeared in the game Sunday and had some issues, allowing six runs in 1 1/3 frames. For more Red Sox news, check out weei.com/redsox.

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