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Red Sox replace Wright with Hembree on roster vs Yankees

October 6, 2018

FILE - In this Sept. 9, 2018 file photo Boston Red Sox's Heath Hembree holds the ball during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the Houston Astros in Boston. Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has been replaced on the AL Division Series roster with reliever Heath Hembree. Boston announced the decision Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018 before Game 2. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, file)

BOSTON (AP) — Red Sox knuckleballer Steven Wright has been replaced on the AL Division Series roster with reliever Heath Hembree.

Wright has inflammation in his left knee and a loose body. He is ineligible for the rest of the best-of-five series and also cannot play in the AL Championship Series. He could be active for the World Series.

Wright told manager Alex Cora before Game 1 on Friday that his knee was bothering him.

Hembree was 4-1 with a 4.20 ERA in 67 games this season. Boston announced the decision Saturday before Game 2.

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