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Red Sox release knuckleballer Steven Wright

Wright played seven seasons in Boston.

Steven Wright went 24-16 in seven years with the Red Sox.
Steven Wright went 24-16 in seven years with the Red Sox. –barry chin

The Red Sox announced Friday that they have released knuckleballer Steven Wright, who has spent all seven of his major league seasons with Boston.

The 35-year-old righthander made his only All-Star appearance in 2016, when he pitched 156⅔ innings as a starter and posted a 3.33 ERA to go along with a 1.245 WHIP.

His tenure with the Sox soured toward the end, however. In December 2017, Wright was arrested for domestic violence and served a 15-game suspension at the start of the 2018 season.