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BoSox's Wright banned 15 games for abuse

(AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

NEW YORK (AP) Boston Red Sox pitcher Steven Wright has accepted a 15-game suspension under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy following his arrest on Dec. 8.

Wright publicly apologized to his wife, Shannon, after baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred announced the penalty Friday.

"I deeply regret my actions that night," he said in statement issued through the Major League Baseball Players Association. "I fully cooperated with MLB's investigators and re-iterated to them that I did not make physical contact with my wife. The legal case that was retired supports that claim. But I accept full responsibility for what happened and have taken steps, including counseling sessions, to help me become a better husband."


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