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With only three career appearances so far, all this season, Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright was excited to learn Saturday he would be making the first start of his career Tuesday night in Houston.
The 28-year-old righthander (2-0, 3.65 ERA) said he was informed of his addition to the rotation by pitching coach Juan Nieves.
“I’m stoked. I’m excited,’’ Wright said before Sunday’s 4-0 victory over the Diamondbacks at Fenway Park. “I’m just trying to go out there and get as many innings as I can.’’
Manager John Farrell hoped Wright would accomplish precisely that when he opposes Astros righthander Jordan Lyles(4-5, 4.91) Tuesday night at Minute Maid Park.