FORT MYERS, Fla. — We saw glimpses of what Steven Wright would look like out of the Red Sox bullpen last September. And boy was it impressive.
Except that the left knee he had repaired with restorative surgery 20 months ago failed him again. He missed the postseason, had arthroscopic surgery in November to clean up scar tissue, and here we are again, as he hopes to put his physical ailments behind him.
“I still have some strength to build up,’’ Wright said Tuesday after undergoing a physical at JetBlue Park ahead of the pitchers’ and catchers’ first official workout Wednesday. “It’s going to be a day-by-day thing. I don’t think I’m ever going to feel 100 percent, like before I hurt my knee, but I just want to get it as close as I can and be consistent with it.’’