CLEVELAND — The Red Sox have called up righthanded knuckleballer Steven Wright from Triple A Pawtucket and placed Joel Hanrahan on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring strain.
Wright was 1-0 with a 2.70 earned run average in two starts for Pawtucket. The 28-year-old could make his debut against the Indians, the team that traded him to the Red Sox in July.
Wright has not pitched often in relief since adopting the knuckleball. It will be interesting to see how the Red Sox use him. It would likely be in long relief.