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Red Sox Owner Denies Any Players Called For Valentine’s Replacement

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John Henry (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

John Henry (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) _ 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.

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