The Red Sox just got some unfortunate news, as several sources within the last hour have reported that right-handed knuckleballer Steven Wright has been suspended 80 games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.
Wright, 34, is entering his seventh season with the Red Sox (the only Major League team he's pitched for). Injuries have limited him to just 25 games (nine starts) since the 2017 season, with 20 (four starts) of them coming last year.
Manager Alex Cora said he was disappointed with Wright's suspension.
Just another setback for Wright, who was expected to be a full-time reliever in Boston's bullpen this year. However, it does open the door for someone else to capitalize on a chance to make the Opening Day roster, so watching the competition there should be fascinating.