Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has been suspended for 80 games for testing positive for Growth Hormone Releasing Peptide 2, per an announcement from MLB today. This is the second straight March that Wright has had a suspension announced, as he was suspended on March 23, 2018, for 15 days for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Wright, 34, is a knuckleballer who has spent parts of the last six seasons in the majors with the Red Sox. After exclusively starting in 2016-17, he was used both as a starter and a reliever in 2018 by Boston, putting up a 2.68 ERA in 53.2 IP. Wright appeared to be slated for a long relief/spot starter role with Boston this year prior to the suspension.