Tim Wakefield: Steven Wright Is ‘Really Learning How To Pitch’ With Knuckleball

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David Price received a record-setting contract last offseason to become the Boston Red Sox’s ace, but it’s a 31-year-old journeyman pitcher who’s emerged as Boston’s best pitcher.

Steven Wright owns an American League-best 2.09 ERA entering Wednesday night’s game against the Baltimore Orioles, and the knuckleballer, who nearly retired as recently as two years ago, seemingly is getting better by the start.

Red Sox Hall of Famer Tim Wakefield, a fellow knuckleballer, broke down what has transformed Wright into an All-Star-worthy pitcher through the first half of the season.

Check out everything he had to say in the video from NESN’s “Red Sox First Pitch” above.

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