WEEI.com's Rob Bradford shared a copy of Wright's mugshot:
Wright's lawyer, Alex Little, shared a statement on behalf of Wright's family, saying the 33-year-old right-hander had a verbal argument at his home but "did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident." NBC Sports Boston's Evan Drellich shared the full statement:
Evan Drellich @EvanDrellich
Statement on behalf of Steven Wright’s family obtained by NBC Sports Boston, after Wright was arrested and charged with domestic assault: “… he did not raise his hand at anyone during the incident, and the situation was purely emotional.” https://t.co/coUtgOhSxq https://t.co/uGRbxSWYre
The Red Sox also released a statement, per MassLive.com's Christopher Smith: "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."
In August 2015, MLB and the MLB Players Association agreed to a new domestic violence, sexual assault and child abuse policy.