Red Sox Pitcher Arrested on Domestic Assault Charge

Steven Wright of the Boston Red Sox has been arrested for domestic assault in his Tennessee home.

(Published Monday, Dec. 11, 2017)

Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright, 33, was reportedly arrested Friday night in his Tennessee home and charged with domestic assault.

According to NBC Sports Boston, a statement attributed to the Wright family released by Wright's lawyer confirms that the knuckleball pitcher was charged with domestic assault, but states that he did not "raise his hand at anyone."

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According to the statement, Wright was arrested following a verbal argument. "Although he said things he deeply regrets, he did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident," said the statement. "We are working together as a family to make our relationship stronger, and we ask that we respect our privacy as we do."

The Red Sox reportedly wrote in a separate statement that they are aware of the incident and taking it seriously.

"Both local police and Major League Baseball are looking into this," wrote the club, which declined to comment further.

Wright's arrest will be reviewed by the MLB and the Players Association, reports NBC Sports Boston.

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Wright is one of two active knuckleball pitchers currently in the MLB. He has been with the Red Sox since his MLB debut in 2013.