Update: Bobby Valentine Will NOT Return As Red Sox Manager Next Year

Bobby Valentine

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Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com is reporting that the Boston Red Sox intend to fire Bobby Valentine “soon after the season ends.”When general manager Ben Cherington was asked about the report, he said “no comment.”

The Red Sox will finish with their first losing season in 16 years and this is the first time the team has lost 90 games since 1966.

Valentine has clashed with players all season (see below), and one report claimed that players met with ownership and demanded a new manager. And then there the incident in which Valentine threatened to punch a sports talk radio host.

UPDATE: Bobby Valentine WILL NOT RETURN next year. MLB just tweeted this:

bobby valentine fired

We’ll fill you in if more details come out.


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