Monday August 15th, 2016

The Boston Red Sox have placed pitcher Steven Wright on the 15-day disabled list with a shoulder injury, the team announced.

That move is retroactive to Aug. 8, meaning Wright is eligible to pitch on Aug. 23 against the Tampa Bay Rays. Wright injured his right shoulder when he dove back into second base on Aug. 7.

"It's just not progressing the way I thought it was going to. It just hurts," Wright said. "I don't want to go out there and throw with too much pain, because I don't want to start compensating. If it's hurting as much as it has been on flat ground, you start adding the mound and all that, adrenaline, the last thing I want to do is hurt myself even more."

Wright is 13–5 with a 3.01 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 146 2/3 innings this season.

Boston also placed first baseman Hanley Ramirez on the three-day bereavement list. Ramirez went 3 for 4 with a double and an RBI in a 16–2 rout over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday. 

Ramirez is batting .275 with 16 home runs and 71 RBIs this season for the Red Sox, who are two games back of the Toronto Blue Jays in the AL East.

– Scooby Axson

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