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Steven Wright placed on DL, Hanley Ramirez on bereavement leave


Steven Wright placed on DL, Hanley Ramirez on bereavement leave

BOSTON -- Steven Wright has been moved to the disabled list, retroactive to last Monday, after injuring his shoulder in the series against the Dodgers. While it’s still just inflammation, not structural damage, there’s still some concern surrounding the injury.

“It’s not progressing the way I thought it was going to,” Wright said following the announcement. “It just hurts, man. I don’t want to go out there with too much pain because I don’t want to start compensating . . .

“It was getting better and it’s nice to know that it’s not structural. But every time I get up to my arm slot it just pinches.”

With Clay Buchholz moving back into the starting rotation as Wright's replacement, the Red Sox needed Wright's roster spot to bring in more bullpen help. They also announced that Hanley Ramirez is being placed on the bereavement list, meaning a series of roster moves will have to be made before Monday's makeup game in Cleveland.

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

Strong Grapefruit League debut for Price

David Price's Grapefruit League debut was nearly perfect.

The Red Sox left-hander pitched four scoreless innings, allowing a hit and a walk and striking out five in a 7-5 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays in Fort Myers, Fla.

Price threw 55 pitches, 34 for strikes. He cruised through the first on nine pitches. He allowed the single and walk in the second.  

"It feels good. This is March 15 and I've never been able to have a four-pitch mix on March 15," Price told reporters after his start. "I've never been this far along in spring training even though I've only thrown in one game. I'm excited about that."

The Red Sox open March 29 at Tampa Bay, with Chris Sale likely to start. Price will likely pitch the second game of the season, March 30 at Tropicana Field.