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Red Sox boss says no players asked for new team skipper

BOSTON – Red Sox owner John Henry says no one at a meeting with players last month called for manager Bobby Valentine to be replaced.

Henry sent an email on Wednesday, one day after Yahoo! Sports reported that several players met with Henry and team president Larry Lucchino on July 27 in New York to complain about the manager’s handling of the team.

Owner Tom Werner also was at the meeting, according to Henry, who said that no one who attended took the position that Valentine should be or needed to be replaced. The Red Sox are a disappointing 57-60 in Valentine’s first season.

Henry said the overriding sentiment expressed by the players was that they felt responsible for their record; the Red Sox were 57-60, 12 1/2 games out of first place in the AL East, heading into Wednesday night’s game in Baltimore against the Orioles.

“They weren’t blaming injuries or anyone but themselves,” Henry wrote. “At the same time they openly spoke about what could improve in addition to their play.”


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