By MyFM's Jake Archer - On Monday night, after an ugly loss at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles, the Sox placed starting pitcher Steven Wright on the 10-day disabled list with a “knee sprain” that apparently occurred after his start on Saturday against the Cubs.
According to Sox manager John Farrell, Wright has been feeling this issue off and on since Spring Training, but the pain was much worse on Sunday. Wright was slated to pitch on Thursday against Baltimore, but now the Red Sox aren’t sure who will take his spot in the rotation. It will likely be left-hander Brian Johnson who made a spot start for the Sox earlier in the season.
Wright has struggled pretty heavily this season in his five starts as 1-3 with an ERA of 8.25. He was an All Star last year and pitched well but because he is a knuckleballer, many fans were always kind of waiting for him to come back to Earth.
For right now, the Sox called up reliever Brandon Workman to replace Wright on the roster. Workman hasn’t pitched in the big leagues since 2014 but has only allowed one hit in eight scoreless innings this season. Personally, I was a fan of Workman a few years back and it will be interesting to see what he is at this point after missing all of 2015 after Tommy John surgery.