Wright hasn’t worked in relief since he started throwing a knuckleball full-time in 2001.
Wright asked for No. 35 to pay tribute to the late Frank Pastore, the pitching coach who taught him the knuckleball. He died in December.
Drew gets a day
The Sox gave Stephen Drew (2 for 16) a day off and started Pedro Ciriaco at shortstop . . . John Lackey, on the disabled list with a strained biceps, threw out to 120 feet. “That’s a clear sign that he feels good about where he is physically,” Farrell said . . . Lefthander Franklin Morales, who is on the DL with a back injury, will start his rehab assignment Wednesday with a start for Single A Greenville . . . Rookie Jackie Bradley Jr., hitting .097 and hitless in his last 20 at-bats, was out of the lineup again despite Cleveland starting righthander Ubaldo Jimenez. Bradley seems sure to return to the minors once David Ortiz is activated, which could be as soon as Friday . . . The Sox had only six hits and struck out 16 times. But they drew nine walks. It was the most strikeouts in a nine-inning game since Sept. 21, 2007 when the Sox fanned 17 times against the Rays. It was the first time in history that the Sox struck out 16 times and walked nine times in a nine-inning game.
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