Steven Wright

Steven Wright to 7-day concussion DL after taking fly ball to back of neck

Ryan Hannable
August 14, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Sooner or later, the Red Sox will have some luck go their way. After manager John Farrell announced he has stage one lymphoma, he discussed the day-to-day baseball happenings with the team and revealed starter Steven Wright has been placed on the 7-day concussion disabled list. Wright was running sprints in Miami Wednesday when a fly ball hit him in the back of the neck. After having some concussion symptoms he was placed on the 7-day DL. The Red Sox are now in need of a starter for Monday. "I think there's going to be a point that we come out of this chain of events that are seemingly taken place," Farrell said. "Unfortunately Steven is going to have to miss the seven days. He'll go through the MLB protocol, the balancing tests were the ones that were really off, to keep him off starting on Monday." The Red Sox don't have many options for Monday's starter. Pawtucket's rotation is struggling like Boston's. Converted starter Matt Barnes is scheduled to start Saturday, while Edwin Escobar is slated for Monday, but he only just moved back into the rotation for the PawSox this month, allowing five runs on nine hits in eight innings over his two starts. The could piece together a bullpen game with Robbie Ross Jr. as the starter, as he saw some action in the Rangers rotation last season. -- Hanley Ramirez is still battling a left foot injury, which has him missing his fifth straight game Friday. "He's over getting checked by Dr. [Peter] Asnis right now," Farrell said. "He's been able to go through some pregame work. It's not turning the corner yet with the left foot where he fouled the ball off the left foot. The imagining still has been negative and yet the responsiveness to treatment and getting back to full speed is hanging in the balance. He's over to get rechecked today to see if there's been any change of plan with that." -- Dustin Pedroia said his hamstring is getting better, but he will know more when he receives a MRI next Friday. "I'm getting better," Pedroia said. "I just finished this week strengthening. I have one more week of that phase, and then I have an MRI on Friday. If everything looks good, I'll start my running progression and then be back out there."