The domestic assault chargers on Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright in Williamson County, Tennessee have been retired according to a statement by Wright and his wife released through Wright’s lawyer, Alex Little.
“We are pleased that the recent case with Steven has been retired and that we were able to resolve this matter quickly,” the Wrights said. “We regret the attention this has caused our family, the Red Sox, and Major League Baseball. We remain committed to working together to improve our relationship.”
Wright was charged with domestic abuse following an altercation with his wife at his home in Tennessee. The Wright’s released a statement immediately following the incident, claiming that Wright did not “raise his hand” to his wife.
If no further incidents occur over the next 12 months, the case will be dismissed.
However, Major League Baseball officials are still conducting investigations. The MLB’s rules on domestic abuse state that league officials can discipline a player regardless of any court decision.
According to the Boston Herald, an MLB spokesman said, “We are conducting our own investigation, independent of the criminal process. There is not a timetable for that investigation.”
Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski provided no comment other than stating that the investigations will be handled by the commissioner’s office.
The Red Sox issued a statement to NBC Sports Boston saying, “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.”
Slow free agent market
As the new year is quickly approaching, Red Sox fans are patiently awaiting good news out of the free agent market.
This year has been remarkably slow for the Sox, who have barely made any moves this offseason. The team has been linked to J.D Martinez, but will Dombrowski be able to reach a deal with highly coveted hitter’s agent, Scott Boras?