Full name is Steven Richard Wright. Signed by Don Lyle (Indians). Married to Shannon...The couple has a daughter, Ella Grace, and a son, Lucas. Played baseball at the University of Hawaii for 3 seasons (2004-06) ...Selected as Western Athletic Pitcher of the Year after going 11-2 with a 2.30 ERA and 123 SO in 109.2 IP as a junior in 2006...Graduated from Valley View (CA) High School in 2003. Selected by the Padres in the 26th round of the 2003 June Draft, but did not sign.
Limited to 5 starts before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left knee in May... Placed on the 10-day disabled list on 5/2 (retro to 4/30) with a left knee sprain. Underwent a successful cartilage restoration procedure on his left knee on 5/8...The surgery was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY. Transferred to the 60-day DL on 5/18.
Made his 1st All-Star team in his 1st season as a full-time starting pitcher...Earned the Tommy McCarthy Good Guy Award from the Boston chapter of the BBWAA. Set career highs with 24 appearances (all starts), 13 wins, 156.2 IP, 127 SO, and 15 quality starts. Surrendered 0.69 HR/9.0 IP (12 HR), the majors' 4th-lowest ratio (min. 150.0 IP)...Ranked among AL leaders in ERA (10th, 3.33), opponent AVG (9th, .235), opponent SLG (2nd, .342), complete games (2nd, 4), and winning % (8th, .684). Was 1 of 4 pitchers with as many as 4 complete games, joining Chris Sale (6), Johnny Cueto (5), and Madison Bumgarner (4)...Was the 1st Sox pitcher with 4 CG in a season since Josh Beckett in 2009 (4) and the 1st with 4 on the road since Pedro Martinez in 2000 (5)...Also threw 9.0 innings in the Sox' 3-1, 10-inning loss vs. CWS on 6/20. Was 5-2 with a 2.72 ERA and a .202 opponent AVG vs. the AL East (8 GS). Ranked among AL leaders by limiting lefties to a .209 AVG (13th), a .321 SLG (7th), and a .608 OPS (13th). Won each of his 3 Interleague starts, posting a 1.17 ERA (3 ER/23.0 IP) and a .157/.222/.181 opponent batting line. Led the AL and ranked 3rd in the majors with a 2.09 ERA on the road (min. 10 GS)...Finished 5th in the majors (2nd in AL) with a .200 opponent AVG and 11th with a 1.06 WHIP in road games...His .284 opponent SLG and .556 opponent OPS on the road were the lowest in the AL. Did not allow more than 3 ER in any of his 11 road starts...Became just the 3rd Red Sox starter in the last 100 seasons to make as many as 10 road starts in a season without allowing more than 3 ER in any of them (Ernie Shore, 15 in 1915; Pedro Martinez, 10 in 2001)...Was the 5th Red Sox since 1913 to record a quality start in each of his first 7 road outings of a season, the 1st since Pedro Martinez in 2000 (8) and 2001 (7). Did not allow more than 2 runs in any of his first 6 starts after allowing 2 or fewer in each of his last 3 starts of 2015...Became the 1st Sox pitcher with as many as 9 such starts in a row since Pedro Martinez from 1999-2000 (10) and just the 5th since 1913 with a streak that long. Finished April with a 1.37 ERA (4 ER/26.1 IP), the 4th-lowest by a Red Sox in April in the last 45 seasons (min. 25.0 IP), trailing Roger Clemens in 1991 (0.28), Clay Buchholz in 2013 (1.19), and Pedro Martinez in 2000 (1.27). Threw his 1st career complete game on 5/8 at NYY, allowing 1 run on 3 hits...Was the 1st Sox pitcher with a 9.0-inning complete game vs. the Yankees since Jon Lester on 7/3/08...Was his 6th straight start to begin the season with 6.0+ IP and 2 or fewer runs allowed...The only other Red Sox in the last 70 years to begin a season with 6 such starts are Roger Clemens (1991 and 1993) and Clay Buchholz (2013). Threw his 2nd complete game on 5/18 at KC (L, 8.0 IP, 5 H, 3 ER)...Was the 1st Sox pitcher with complete games in consecutive road appearances since Pedro Martinez on 8/2/00 & 8/8/00. Threw his 3rd complete game in as many road outings on 5/30 at BAL... Became 1st Sox pitcher to throw 3 straight complete games on the road since Roger Clemens in 1991-92. Won a career-high 5 straight starts from 5/25-6/15, posting a 1.77 ERA (7 ER/35.2 IP) in that span...Went 22.1 innings without allowing an ER from the 6th inning on 5/30 at BAL to the 7th on 6/15 vs. BAL. Allowed 1 UER in 9.0 IP on 6/20 vs. CWS, a 3-1 loss in 10 innings... Surrendered 0 ER for the 3rd time in 4 starts, posting a 0.94 ERA (3 ER/28.2 IP) in those games...Lowered his AL-leading ERA to 2.01 (22 ER/98.1 IP). Finished June with a 3-1 record and a 1.62 ERA (6 ER/33.1 IP) for the month, the 5th-lowest mark in MLB. Represented the Red Sox' pitching staff at the 87th MLB All-Star Game at Petco Park on 7/12, but did not pitch. At the break, led qualifying AL pitchers with a 2.68 ERA, a .322 opponent SLG, and a 0.55 HR/9.0 IP ratio...Was tied for the AL lead with 3 CG and ranked 4th in opponent AVG (.225). Earned the win in each of his first 4 starts in July, his most wins in any calendar month of his career...Won 9 of 10 decisions over 11 starts from 5/25-7/21. Retired his first 14 batters faced on 7/15 at NYY and his first 13 faced on 7/21 vs. MIN. Threw his 1st career shutout on 8/5 at LAD, allowing 3 hits while striking out a career-high-tying 9 batters... Became the 1st Red Sox to throw a shutout at an NL ballpark since Interleague play began in 1997. Pinch ran for David Ortiz in the 6th inning on 8/7 at LAD, his 1st career pinch-running appearance. Placed on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain on 8/15 (retro to 8/8)...Made 2 more starts after returning from the DL: 8/26 vs. KC (L, 6.0 IP, 5 ER) and 8/31 vs. TB (ND, 4.0 IP, 4 ER).
Went 5-4 with a 4.09 ERA (33 ER/72.2 IP) over 16 ML appearances, including 9 starts over 6 stints with the Red Sox...Had his season cut short due to a concussion suffered in mid-August. Held opponents to a .239 AVG (67-for-280), 2nd lowest by a Red Sox rookie since 1994 (Justin Masterson, .216 in 2009) and best among Red Sox pitchers with at least 70.0 IP...His .307 opponent OBP was the best by a Red Sox rookie since Luis Aponte in 1982 (.299). Went 3-4 with a 3.96 ERA (23 ER/52.1 IP) in 9 starts, surrendering 2 ER or less in 6 of those outings... Allowed more than 3 ER just once as a starter all year. Went 2-0 with a 4.43 ERA (10 ER/20.1 IP) in 7 relief outings...Had 5 multi-inning efforts out of the bullpen, posting a 3.86 ERA (8 ER/18.2 IP) in those contests. Made his 1st career Opening Day roster...Earned the win in relief in his season debut on 4/10 at NYY...Entered in the 15th inning and pitched the last 5.0 frames of BOS' 19-inning victory, allowing 2 runs...Optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket the next day. Returned to BOS for a day on 4/27 but did not appear in that night's game. Was recalled to the Red Sox again from 5/10-6/22...In that time, made 10 appearances (2-2, 4.23 ERA, 18 ER/38.1 IP), including 4 starts (1-2, 3.91 ERA, 10 ER/23.0 IP). Recorded 1st career win as a starter in his 1st career quality start on 5/23 vs. LAA...Allowed 2 ER on 4 hits over 6.1 IP, using just 75 pitches. Recalled again from 7/4-6 but did not see any game action. Returned to BOS to start the 2nd game of a doubleheader as the team's 26th man on 7/20 at LAA and took the loss (6 ER in 5.0 IP). Rejoined BOS for the final time on 7/25 and made 4 starts, going 2-1 with a 2.59 ERA (7 ER/24.1 IP) before the start of a season-ending DL stint...Held opponents to a .217/.301/.348 line with 9.2 SO/9.0 IP (25 SO). Threw a career-high 12.0 consecutive scoreless IP from 7/30-8/5. Established new career highs in SO in back-to-back starts on 7/30 vs. CWS (8 SO) and 8/5 at NYY (9 SO in career-high 8.0 IP)...Was the 1st Red Sox rookie with at least 8 SO in consecutive starts since Daisuke Matsuzaka did it in 6 straight from 6/5-7/3/07. On 8/5, became the 1st rookie to win at NYY with at least 8.0 IP and 9 SO since TEX's Ed Correa on 5/2/86... Was the 1st Red Sox pitcher with at least 9 SO and 8.0 IP in a game in the Bronx since fellow knuckleballer Tim Wakefield on 9/11/05 (12 SO in an 8.0 IP, CG, 1-0 loss). With wins on 4/10 at NYY (relief) and 8/5 at NYY (starter), became the 1st rookie to defeat NYY as both a starter and reliever in the same season since Jason Dickson of the 1997 Angels...No Red Sox rookie had done it since Dave Sisler in 1956 (Source: Elias). Suffered a concussion during batting practice prior to the game on 8/11 at MIA...Placed on the 7-day concussion DL on 8/15 (effective 8/14) and missed the rest of the season...Transferred to 15-day DL on 8/28. Made 8 starts at Triple-A Pawtucket, going 2-5 with a 5.37 ERA (22 ER/52.0 IP), 42 SO, and 15 BB...Suffered a complete-game loss on 6/26 vs. Gwinnett, allowing 1 ER on 4 hits and fanning 5.
Began the year on the disabled list recovering from sports hernia surgery but did appear in 21 games between the Red Sox and Triple-A Pawtucket...Had sports hernia surgery performed on 2/10 in Boston, MA...Placed on the 15-day DL on 3/27 (retro to 3/21)...Transferred to the 60-day DL on 4/7...Began his rehab assignment with Double-A Portland and earned the win in his only appearance with the Sea Dogs, 5/26 at New Hampshire (5.0 IP, 2 ER, BB, 4 SO)...Continued his assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket and took the loss on 5/31 at Norfolk (6.0 IP, 2 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO)...Was activated from the DL by BOS and optioned to Pawtucket on 6/4...Posted a 1.80 ERA (6 ER/30.0 IP) over his first 5 starts with the PawSox...Included in that span was a 10-SO effort over 7.0 IP on 6/12 vs. Charlotte...Named International League Pitcher of the Week for 7/7-13...Allowed only 2 hits over 8.0 scoreless innings in his win in his only appearance in that span, 7/9 at Columbus...Went 6.0-plus innings in 12 of his 15 starts for Pawtucket and 7.0 or more innings in 8 of the 15...Pitched at least 7.0 innings in 5 straight starts from 6/23-7/18, going 4-0, 2.61 ERA (11 ER/38.0 IP) in that span...Appeared in 6 games (1 start) over his 3 ML stints of the season with BOS...Was recalled 3 times: 8/3, 8/17, and 9/1...Made his Red Sox season debut on 8/17 vs. HOU, allowing 1 run on 4 hits over 4.0 innings to finish the game...Did not allow a run in either of his next 2 games (8.0 IP), both of which were multi-inning appearances...Threw 5.0 scoreless innings on 9/7 vs. TOR (2 H, 6 SO) and 3.0 scoreless on 9/13 at KC (3 H, 2 SO)...His final ML appearance of the year came in a start, 9/26 vs. NYY...Took the loss despite allowing 2 runs (both unearned) over 5.0 innings of work in a 3-2 Red Sox loss
Spent 1st full season in the Red Sox organization...Made ML debut and appeared in 4 games (1 start) over 3 stints with BOS. Made big league debut in relief on 4/23 vs. OAK (5 R/ER, 3.2 IP). Earned first 2 ML wins in consecutive appearances, 7/11 at SEA (5.2 IP, 0 R) and 8/1 vs. SEA (3.0 IP, 0 R)...Became the 1st Red Sox pitcher to win in back-to-back relief outings with at least 3.0 scoreless innings since Bob Stanley from 5/6-9/82...With career-high 5.2 scoreless IP on 7/11 at SEA, became 2nd BOS pitcher to throw at least 5.2 scoreless innings of relief since 2000 (also Justin Germano, 5.2 IP on 7/7/12 vs. NYY - G1). Made his 1st and only start for BOS on 8/6 at HOU (ND, 1.0 IP/3 ER). Received the 2013 Lou Gorman Award...The annual award is given to a BOS minor league player that has demonstrated dedication and perseverance in overcoming obstacles while working his way to the major league team. Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Pawtucket where he led the International League in shutouts (3) and was tied for the league lead in complete games (3). Allowed 3 ER or fewer in 17 of his 24 starts with Pawtucket. Threw a pair of 9.0-inning shutouts: 7/1 vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (7 H, 4 BB, 3 SO) and 7/28 vs. Lehigh Valley (4 H, BB, 7 SO)...3rd shutout was a rain-shortened 5.0-inning game on 9/1 at Lehigh Valley (3 H, 2 BB, 2 SO). Went 5-2 with a 2.04 ERA (14 ER/61.2 IP) over final 10 regular-season starts for the PawSox. Allowed only 1 HR over final 13 starts (80.2 IP) after allowing 9 over 1st 11 starts in 54.2 IP. Made 2 starts for the PawSox in the International League Playoffs and went 1-1 with a 0.00 ERA (2 R/0 ER/13.0 IP)...In Game 3 of the IL Semifinals, earned the win vs. Rochester (6.1 IP, 0 R, 4 BB, 5 SO) and took the loss in Game 2 of the IL's Governor's Cup Finals at Durham (6.2 IP, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO).
Pitched for Double-A Portland and Triple-A Pawtucket after being acquired from theIndians on 7/31.Held opponents to 1 or fewer earned runs in 17 of his 25 starts between 2 organizations...Totaled a 10-7record with a 2.54 ERA (40 ER/141.2 IP) and 119 strikeouts.Held opponents to a career-best .213 AVG (110-for-517)...Matched single-season career-highs in wins (also2009) and strikeouts (also 2008). Started 20 games for CLE's Double-A Akron club before being acquired from CLE in exchange for 1B/OF Lars Anderson on 7/31...Made 1 start for Portland before an 8/8 promotion to Pawtucket for his final 4 starts of the year.Led all Double-A qualifiers in opponent AVG (.208) and finished 2nd in ERA (2.44) over 21 starts...Selected to the EL's mid-season All-Star team.His 2.44 ERA while with Akron (32 ER/115.2 IP) led Indians minor leaguers.Had a 19.2-inning scoreless streak from 4/25-5/11...Named EL Pitcher of the Week for 4/30-5/6, during which he tossed 15.1 innings between back-to-back scoreless starts on 4/30 (6.1 IP) and 5/6 (9.0 IP).Threw his 1st career complete-game 9.0-inning shutout at Bowie (BAL), allowing just 5 hits.Was on the DL with the PawSox from 8/14-23 due to right shoulder tightness.Made 1 playoff appearance for Pawtucket...Allowed 2 runs and fanned 5 for the win in a 7.0-inning start inGame 1 of the Governors' Cup vs. Charlotte on 9/11.During the off-season, posted a 2.48 ERA (8 ER/29.0 IP) in 5 starts for Escogido of the Dominican Winter League.
Pitched at 4 different levels in his 1st season as a knuckleballer, combining to go 4-8 witha 4.58 ERA (68 ER/133.2 IP) in 25 outings (20 starts).Began the season in extended Spring Training...Joined Single-A Lake County on 4/21 and spent most of theseason's 1st half with the Captains, where he posted a 3.13 ERA (16 ER/46.0 IP) in 9 starts.Did not allow an earned run in 3 straight starts for the Captains from 5/12-28, including back-to-back 6.0-inning scoreless outings on 5/12 at Dayton (3 H) and 5/18 vs. Fort Wayne (1 H).After an outing for Double-A Akron on 6/11, moved to High-A Kinston on 6/16.Closed out the year with 7 starts for the Aeros.Also made a relief appearance for Triple-A Columbus on 5/22.
Made a career-high 48 appearances between CLE's Double-A Akron and Triple-A Columbus,pitching mostly in relief.Ranked 3rd among Indians minor leaguers in appearances...Made a career-low 2 starts.Allowed runs in 5 of 9 relief outings for the Clippers to begin the year. Transferred to Akron on 5/1 and remained with the Aeros for the duration of the season.Picked up the save in 5 of his 6 chances with Akron.Gave up 7 runs in 3.2 innings over his 1st 3 outings with the Aeros...Had a 3.54 ERA (24 ER/61.0 IP) and converted all 5 saves over the duration of the season.
Went 10-0 with a 2.48 ERA (24 ER) in a season spent mostly in relief for the Indians'Double-A Akron club.Surrendered just 1 home run over 87.0 innings all year.Earned all 10 wins with Akron, including 9 in relief...Tied the 2nd-most wins without a loss among minorleague pitchers.Ranked 2nd on Akron in wins and his 2.32 ERA (21 ER/81.1 IP) was 2nd on the club (min. 50.0 IP).Led the Aeros with a 1.61 ERA (11 ER/61.1 IP) in relief...Paced Eastern League relief qualifiers in fewest unintentional walks per 9.0 IP (1.9), fewest base runners per 9.0 IP (9.4), and fewest home runs per 9.0 IP (0.1).Went at least 2.0 innings in 23 of 31 relief outings.Made Triple-A debut with 2 outings (1 start) for Triple-A Columbus in late May.Totaled 18.0 scoreless innings with just 11 hits allowed over 9 appearances (1 start) from 6/5-7/5.Made 3 playoff appearances as the Aeros won the Eastern League Championship.
Split season between High-A Kinston and Double-A Akron, making 14 starts for each club.Ranked 4th among full-season Indians minor leaguers in ERA (3.66)...Overall finished 2nd in the Indians system in innings (147.2) and was 4th in strikeouts (119).Began the year in Kinston and was named to Carolina League's mid-season All-Star team.Ranked among Carolina League qualifiers in WHIP (3rd, 1.05), opponent AVG (7th, .205), and ERA (8th, 2.99) at the time of his 6/16 promotion to Akron.Gave up 1 earned run or fewer in 9 of 14 starts for Kinston, including each of his 1st 3 contests through 4/17.Tossed his 1st career shutout, a 7-inning 2-hitter, on 5/29 vs. Frederick (BAL).Went 3-2 with a 3.16 ERA (18 ER/51.1 IP) over his last 9 starts of the season with Akron.
Tallied 114 K's in 114.1 innings between Single-A Lake County and High-A Kinston inhis 1st pro season.Ranked 4th in the Indians minor league system in strikeouts.Fanned 75 batters in 66.1 innings for the Captains, including a career-high 10 K's in a 4.0-inning start on 5/22 at Delmarva (BAL).