Wright in Question, Stewart Gets Nod - For Now

Danny Wright experienced pain in his pitching elbow on Wednesday, just two days after throwing two innings and about 30 pitches in a spring game.

With his health in question, Jerry Manuel has reportedly informed 24-year-old lefty Josh Stewart that as of now he will start on Sunday, April 6 against the Tigers at USC Field.

Wright, 25, was shutdown earlier in the spring for elbow inflammation before returning last week. In 5 1/3 innings, not including the two innings pitched in a minor league game, Wright has compiled a 16.89 ERA.

Stewart, whose impressive fall league numbers brought him into spring training with a chance at making the rotation, is 2-0 this spring with a 2.04 ERA. In his start Wednesday, Stewart gave up one run in five innings.

Danny Wright will now likely go on the 15-day disabled list or stay in Arizona for extended training when the Sox fly to Kansas City. No word yet if surgery will be needed.


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