The Red Sox announced today that closer Joel Hanrahan was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday, April 14th. Manager John Farrell announced Sunday that Hanrahan was day-to-day with soreness in his right hamstring that he was experiencing due to an injury he sustained during his second outing of the season in New York against the Yankees.
Hanrahan was expected to miss “6 or 7” more days, and the team decided that was too long to go without the extra bullpen arm. The added time should allow Hanrahan to pitch a rehab stint in AAA Pawtucket once he is cleared to get back on the mound. In response to the roster m0ve, the Sox also recalled knuckleballer Steven Wright from Pawtucket.
Wright’s first appearance with the Sox will be the 28-year-old’s Major League debut. In two starts this season for the PawSox, Wright has pitched 10 total innings, allowing only 3 runs with 7 walks and 11 strikeouts.