"We've had some starts that have gone a little bit deeper [of late]," said manager John Farrell. "Still not ideal. Not to where we're targeting or where we're hoping our rotation will take us each and every night. We've leaned on our bullpen early on in the year. That's not completely uncommon until the rotation hits its full stride. Steven is here in case something unforeseen takes place, we've got someone to protect us with length."
Wright made the team out of Spring Training and nearly got an early-season start, but Joe Kelly wound up being activated in time to take his regular turn in the rotation.
In Boston's 19-inning win at Yankee Stadium on April 10, Wright went five innings for the win, only to be optioned the next day.
Ian Browne is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.