April 16, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Boston has placed closer Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list with a pulled groin, and recalled right-hander Steven Wright from Pawtucket, reports Peter Gammons. Wright will join Red Sox in Cleveland as the Red Sox begin a three-game set with the Indians, the organization that traded him last summer.
Wright, 28, was acquired in July 2012 from Cleveland in exchange for first baseman Lars Anderson. The knuckleballer has started two games this season for Pawtucket, allowing three runs in 10 innings pitched, striking out 11. While Wright has largely been a starter since he started throwing the knuckler in 2011, he will work out of the bullpen with Boston.
It is the first time on a major league roster for Wright, following 193 minor league appearances. Drafted in 2006 by the Indians out of the University of Hawaii, Wright pitched exclusively in the Cleveland organization before last summer's trade to Boston. He was added to the 40-man roster after a strong 2012 season, where he went 10-7 with a 2.54 ERA in 25 starts across two levels.
Photo credit: Steven Wright by Kelly O'Connor