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Steven Wright considering season-ending knee surgery

Boston Red Sox v Baltimore Orioles

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 22: Steven Wright #35 of the Boston Red Sox pitches in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 22, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

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Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports that Red Sox starter Steven Wright is considering surgery on his left knee which would “likely” be season-ending. He’s meeting with the Red Sox to determine his options.

Wright, 32, has been battling knee issues since spring training. His regular season has not gone well, as he owns an 8.25 ERA with a 13/5 K/BB ratio in 24 innings.

The Red Sox, who are already thin on pitching depth, are calling on Kyle Kendrick to start on Thursday against the Orioles to fill in for Wright. Kendrick will presumably stay in the rotation until the Red Sox find a better option. Kendrick hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2015 with the Rockies.

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