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Red Sox release statement on pitcher Wright

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Red Sox issued the following statement regarding right-hander Steven Wright, who was arrested on charges of domestic violence at his Tennessee home on Friday:

"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."

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- The Red Sox issued the following statement regarding right-hander Steven Wright, who was arrested on charges of domestic violence at his Tennessee home on Friday:

"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."

The 33-year-old Wright, a knuckleballer, was limited to five starts last year before undergoing season-ending surgery on his left knee.

Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

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