David Ortiz, embarking on his final season in the major leagues, arrives at the Red Sox spring training camp at Fort Myers.
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."
"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."
Wright’s arrest is now to be reviewed by MLB's department of investigations under the joint policy with the MLBPA.
OK, so it's not exactly Varitek's catcher's mitt in A-Rod's face.
The Red Sox reacted to the Yankees' acquisition of Giancarlo Stanton today with a tweet that was...well, it was something.
Rivalry 🔥🔥🔥— Red Sox (@RedSox) December 9, 2017
That'll show your rival whose new middle of the lineup outhomered your entire team - 169 for Didi Gregorius (25), Stanton (59), Aaron Judge (52) and Gary Sanchez (33) to Boston's 168.
Of course, the last time a team that led the league in home runs acquired the major league leader in home runs was 1919, when a pitcher/outfielder who's probably still better than Shohei Ohtani went from Boston to New York.
We can look forward to more fiery tweets from the Sox as the Winter Meetings begin - and their search for a power bat intensifies - in Orlando on Sunday.