The Boston Red Sox didn’t have much go their way in Saturday’s lopsided loss, but they received some good news late in the game. According to several members of the Red Sox best, relief pitcher Steven Wright‘s X-Rays came back negative following a foot injury.
Steven Wright’s Foot is Not Broken
Wright left Saturday’s game after taking a hard comebacker off the foot. The knuckleballer left the game right after and immediately went to the trainers room. Fortunately, he didn’t break his foot and won’t need surgery to get better.
Wright obviously has a long and storied history of medical ailments. Back in 2016, Wright injured his shoulder while pinch running and was never quite the same. Over the next two seasons, Wright battled knee and back injuries and rarely saw the field. Wright was actually healthy for the start of 2019, but he had to serve an 80-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs.
Wright didn’t have the best day at the office, as the knuckleballer allowed three earned runs in just 0.1 innings of work. This ugly outing raised his season-long ERA to 8.33. Wright pitched well in small samples last year, but he’s yet to show he’s capable of being a reliable presence on the mound.