PDA

View Full Version : Wright to miss start and get 2nd opinon



soxer04
09-04-2016, 02:27 AM
Wright is going to miss his next start due to shoulder issues and may miss the rest of the season. Let's all give a warm applause for the great managerial job from John Farrell that helped caused this.

What more can this guy do, to prevent the sox from winning? Unbelievable.

Pats Canadiens
09-04-2016, 10:48 AM
Still makes zero sense to this day. A knuckleball pitcher who's built like a skinny fat potato being used to pinch run.

**** you Farrel

RedSoxtober
09-22-2016, 10:50 AM
The knuckleballer continued his road back from his right shoulder injury Wednesday, throwing out to 120 feet while working out at JetBlue Park in Fort Myers, Fla.

The next step will be to get to the point where a bullpen session is a reality when joining the Red Sox in St. Petersburg, Fla. over the weekend. And even though that would leave just one week in the regular season, Red Sox manager John Farrell said having Wright ready just in case wouldn’t be out of the question.

“As long as he can get into his normal arm slot, and pitch without restriction, we feel like he’ll be able to execute his knuckleball as he did,” said Farrell of Wright, who hasn’t pitched since Aug. 31. “That’s what he’s continued to work at, to get to this point.”

According to Farrell, one of things helping keep the window open for Wright is the pitch that the 32-year-old relies on.

“If he was a traditional or conventional pitcher, I don’t know there’d be enough time to buildup arm strength,” the manager said. “I think the fact that he is a knuckleball pitcher gives us the ability to entertain this. Nothing is a given at this point and we don’t want to take anything for granted with Steven and his health but the fact that it’s the pitch that he throws it gives you more of a possibility.”weei.com

Not too sure why they seem to be worried about "a window." Keep working the guy forward with the possibility that you can swap him into the playoff roster for the ALCS. Most likely this means getting reps vs instructional league guys but who cares? A healthy Wright could be a big plus.