steven wright

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Nick Friar
March 11, 2019 - 1:30 pm
FORT MYERS—With the news of Steven Wright receiving an 80-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance, attention not only falls on the knuckleballer, but his teammates. In particular, fellow pitchers Rick Porcello and Chris Sale have both been outspoken about the use...
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Nick Friar
March 07, 2019 - 11:35 am
FORT MYERS -- Steven Wright leaves the Red Sox in a tight spot for multiple reasons. The knuckleballer's 80-game suspension after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance has forced Boston to seek alternatives in the bullpen, where he was expected to take a role. With the team's top...
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John Tomase
March 06, 2019 - 5:13 pm
Steven Wright has no idea how a performance-enhancing substance entered his bloodstream, but the Red Sox knuckleballer told reporters in Florida on Wednesday that he accepts responsibility for his 80-game suspension. "I never thought it would come down to this, but I respect the joint drug...
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John Tomase
March 06, 2019 - 5:04 pm
Red Sox manager Alex Cora expressed support and disappointment in the wake of news that knuckleballer Steven Wright will be suspended for 80 games for violating the MLB's substance-abuse policy after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Speaking to reporters in Florida, Cora said he...
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Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright
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WEEI
March 06, 2019 - 4:33 pm
A thin Red Sox bullpen just got thinner. MLB announced Wednesday afternoon that pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing drugs. Wright reportedly tested positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2 (GHRP-2) . Wright was...
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John Tomase
February 25, 2019 - 1:16 pm
Spring training games have started, but Steven Wright remains on the sidelines. The right-handed reliever, attempting a comeback from the same knee surgery that sidelined Dustin Pedroia for all but three games last year, is slowly working his way back into form. "He's playing catch pretty much,...
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John Tomase
February 12, 2019 - 11:17 pm
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Steven Wright answered questions about Steven Wright on Tuesday, but the fatalists among us swore he was discussing Dustin Pedroia. The two underwent the same cutting-edge cartilage restoration procedure prior to last season and both eventually broke down. Wright at least...
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Rob Bradford
October 19, 2018 - 11:45 am
HOUSTON -- In among the champagne celebration stood perhaps the first World Series storyline: Steven Wright. The knuckleballer wasn't a member of the American League Championship Series roster after being taken off the American League Division Series after just one day due to his ailing right knee...
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Ryan Hannable
October 06, 2018 - 6:09 pm
On Saturday, the Red Sox officially replaced Steven Wright (knee) on the ALDS roster with Heath Hembree after it was learned Friday the knuckleballer would not be available for the series. The official release said Wright has been diagnosed with inflammation and loose body in his left knee. He's...
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Ryan Hannable
October 06, 2018 - 12:20 am
Obviously, the Red Sox bullpen was not at its best in Game 1 of the ALDS despite hanging on for a 5-4 win, and they may need to go the rest of the series without one of the pitchers it was counting on. Knuckleballer Steven Wright was unavailable Friday night after getting a MRI on his knee Thursday...
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