Earlier this off-season it was reported that Red Sox pitcher, Steven Wright was arrested on charges of domestic abuse against his wife at their home in Tennessee.

In a statement that was released by both Wright and his wife recently, it reads:

“The domestic assault case is in “the first phase toward a dismissal, which will come in twelve months, assuming no other offenses occur in the meantime.”

This is great news for Steven.

The Red Sox organization, and fans, are hopeful that this is in the past and will allow for further growth.

With Eduardo Rodriguez on the DL to begin the season, Wright will have a full opportunity to contend for the #5 spot in the rotation.

Assuming Wright is healthy, there is little doubt that the knuckleballer will be able to do damage similar to his 2016 All Star season in which he posted 13 wins and a 3.33 ERA.