Chris Colabello gets gift from Steven Wright after beaning

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Source:   —  April 19, 2016, at 6:31 AM

"I'm sure that'south not cheap, too."On Sunday, Wright hit the infielder on the helmet with an eighty-seven miles per hour fastball, sending him to the ground.

Chris Colabello gets gift from Steven Wright after beaning

Toronto first baseman Chris Colabello showed up at his locker the morning after getting beaned by Steven Wright to discover a present the Boston pitcher left for him.

"Steven decided that he was going to send over a gift," Colabello said, emotional his attire and uniform out of the way to indicate a large bottle of liquor underneath.

"He didn't have to," he said Monday as he was getting prepared for the annual Patriots' Day game. "I'm sure that'south not cheap, too."

On Sunday, Wright hit the infielder on the helmet with an eighty-seven miles per hour fastball, sending him to the ground. He sat on the ground for a while and was checked out by a trainer before getting up and trotting to first base.

"It'south just more of a token of saying I'm sorry," Wright said. "I didn't really wish it to be a public thing because it was really between me and him.

"I know it'south not a required thing. The gift was more for me than it was for him to kind of ease it for myself for what happened."

Wright was visibly upset on the mound, took off his hat and chatted with Colabello when he made his way to first.

The latest thing Colabello expected was a gift.

"He went over and beyond in my eyes," he said. "It was beautiful obvious there was number intent. You could look by his reaction."

Colabello said the act of a pitcher sending a gift to a player after hitting him "happens more than people know. You construct relationships with people."

Wright said he did it because it scared so many, including Colabello'south parents, who were in the stands. Colabello graduated from high school in Milford, MA and played college ball at Assumption in Worcester, Mass.

"I felt love it was the minimum I could do for scaring myself and probably his parents because I know he'south from around here and his parents were here," Wright said. "I know that'south something I needed to do."

The right-hander said he'south known Colabello for a few years and likely would've done it if it was someone else. He said he was happy when he heard the infielder was touched.

Colabello sent a thank you note back via his former teammate from latest season, David Price.

"I've got to shoot a message to Price to tell him to declare thank you," Colabello said before the game.

Wright said after the game that: "Price said he sent him a text. It was kind he sent him a text to let me know. I'm glad. It'south the minimum I could do for scaring everybody."

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