Pedroia, Gonzalez mum on rapport with Valentine


BALTIMORE (AP) - Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine expressed surprise over a report that several Boston players met with team owner John Henry and team president Larry Lucchino last month to complain about the manager's handling of the team.

According to Yahoo! Sports, Adrian Gonzalez and Dustin Pedroia were "the most vocal" at a July 27 meeting in New York.

Asked about the meeting, Valentine said Tuesday, "I'm glad July is over because they are still playing for me. I don't know what issues they might be referring to. Dustin and I talked. That's a meeting I had. But I don't know if it was in July."

After Valentine's pregame session with reporters, Pedroia and Gonzalez refused comment and said they might not talk to the media for the rest of the season.