Steven Wright's suspension clock officially starts

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Prior to the Red Sox' game against the Rays Saturday afternoon, the Red Sox released the following statement regarding pitcher Steven Wright:

Prior to today’s game against the Tampa Bay Rays, right-handed pitcher Steven Wright was returned from his rehabilitation assignment with Triple-A Pawtucket, reinstated from the disabled list, and placed on the restricted list for 15 games by Major League Baseball.
In two rehab appearances with the PawSox this year, Wright, 33, allowed eight runs (six earned) on 11 hits in 7.2 innings pitched, striking out seven batters and walking three. In 2017, he made five starts for Boston before his season-ending knee surgery. The knuckleballer made his first career All-Star team in 2016, finishing the season with a 13-6 record, a 3.33 ERA (58 ER/156.2 IP), and four complete games in 24 starts. Since his 2013 major league debut, the California native has made 40 starts and 15 relief appearances for the Red Sox, going 21-14 with a 3.97 ERA (127 ER/287.2 IP). Wright was selected by Cleveland in the second round of the 2006 June Draft before being acquired by Boston at the non-waiver trade deadline in 2012.

The end of suspension would necessitate adding Wright to the 25-man roster on May 14. The knuckleballer is out of options.