Less than one month after a domestic assault case against him was retired in Tennessee, Steven Wright has agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Red Sox. The contract is for a non-guaranteed $1.1 million for the knuckleballer, who will look to join the dominant Chris Sale in the Boston rotation.
Wright’s arrest came after reports of a verbal argument at his home. He and his wife released the following statement through their lawyer shortly after the arrest:
“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.”
He looks to rebound after what appears to be a pretty eventful offseason and a 2017 that was lost to knee surgery. Wright pitched well in 2016 and was voted to the AL All-Star team.