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 Posted: Fri May 5th, 2017 09:01 pm
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The Boston Red Sox already thin rotation has taken another hit.

Right-hander Steven Wright will undergo knee surgery and miss the remainder of the regular season, the team announced on Thursday.

Wright is scheduled to have what the Red Sox are calling a cartilage restoration procedure on May 8. It's unclear who will take his spot in the starting rotation, though it appears Kyle Kendrick - who was called up on Thursday - will get the first opportunity.

Wright was placed on the disabled list on Monday with what was initially diagnosed as a left knee sprain. After a breakout performance last season that saw him post career numbers across the board, Wright took an immense step back early on in 2017.

He allowed only 12 home runs in 24 starts (156 innings) last season, but surrendered nine long balls in his first five starts this year, including four home runs in only 1 1/3 innings against the Baltimore Orioles on April 12.

The knuckleballer leaves with a 8.25 ERA, 7.71 FIP, and a 1.87 WHIP this season.