The Boston Red Sox today placed right-handed pitcher Steven Wright on the seven-day concussion disabled list (effective yesterday). To fill his spot on the 25-man roster, outfielder/infielder Garin Cecchini was recalled from Triple-A Pawtucket. Cecchini, who will wear No. 29, will be active for today's game against the Seattle Mariners at Fenway Park beginning at 1:35 p.m.
Executive Vice President/General Manager Ben Cherington made the announcement.
Wright, 30, is 5-4 with a 4.09 ERA (33 ER/72.2 IP) and 52 strikeouts in 16 appearances for the Red Sox this season. The right-handed knuckleballer owns a 3.96 ERA (23 ER/52.1 IP) in nine starts this season, allowing three earned runs or fewer in eight of those. His .228 opponent batting average as a starter ranks second best among all major league rookies with at least 50.0 innings pitched. Wright last pitched on Tuesday night in Miami and did not factor into the decision after holding the Marlins to two runs in 5.0 innings. In eight appearances with Pawtucket this year, all starts, he went 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA (22 ER/52.0 IP) and 42 strikeouts. Over his major league career, all with the Red Sox from 2013-15, the native of Torrance, CA has gone 7-5 with a 3.95 ERA (47 ER/107.2 IP) in 26 games (11 starts).
For Cecchini, 24, this is his first major league stint of the season. In 100 games with Pawtucket this season, he has hit .218 (79-for-362) with 14 doubles, six home runs, 25 RBI, and 35 walks, including a .284 (33-for-116) average in his last 32 games dating back to July 7. With the PawSox this season, he has seen time primarily in left field (57), as well as at third base (19 games) and first base (14 games). The left-handed batter made his major league debut with 11 games for Boston over three major league stints in 2014, going 8-for-31 (.258) with three doubles, a homer, four RBI, and three walks. Selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2010 June Draft, the Louisiana native has hit .282 (505-for-1,792) with 118 doubles, 13 triples, 27 homers, 228 RBI, 105 stolen bases, and 251 walks over his five-year minor league career.