A setback for Steven Wright

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Steven Wright remembers the day he knew something was wrong.

“It was Dec. 19,” the righthander said this morning. “I woke up and I knew something was going on.”

It proved to be a sports hernia. Wright had surgery at the UMass Medical Center in Worcester about a month later and arrived at spring training today. He won’t be able to start throwing until sometime in May.

“I think I got hurt lifting weights. I know it wasn’t something specific,” Wright said. “It was more cumulative.”

Wright, a knuckleballer, appeared in four games for the Red Sox last season and was targeted for the Triple A rotation. His loss, even temporary, cuts into the team’s starter depth.

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“All I can do is rehab and wait,” the 29-year-old said. “I’ll be [in the trainer’s room] while I’m in spring training. It was terrible timing.”

Wright was 8-7 with a 3.46 ERA in 24 starts for Pawtucket last season.

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