Looks like we can chalk up a major victory for the Yankees over the weekend. First, they land slugger Giancarlo Stanton, and now, a member of the Red Sox pitching staff was arrested on assault charges.
Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright was arrested at his home in Tennessee on Friday night after an incident involving his wife, Shannon. According to a statement attributed to the Wright family that was released to NBC Sports Boston through Wright’s lawyer, Alex Little, Wright has been charged with domestic assault. Per the statement, Wright did not “raise his hand at anyone.”
Steven Wright arrested on domestic assault charges pic.twitter.com/5oVvwRmLoB
— Rob Bradford (@bradfo) December 11, 2017
“On Friday night, Steven was arrested at our home following a verbal argument, and the police charged him with domestic assault. Although he said things he deeply regrets, he did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident, and the situation was purely emotional. We are working together as a family to make our relationships stronger, and we ask that you respect our privacy as we do so.” Wright has been released from jail. Wright and his agent, Steve Rath, declined comment.
The Red Sox addressed the incident in a statement: “We are aware of the incident involving Steven. This is certainly a matter that the Red Sox take very seriously. It is my understanding that both local police and Major League Baseball are looking into this and for that reason, the club won’t have any further comment at this time.”
What a terrible weekend for the Sox. I blame this all on Farrell using Wright as a pinch runner in 2016.