Red Sox owners ready to move on in 2012

JON KRAWCZYNSKI AP Baseball Writer Published:

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Calling 2012 "a new chapter," the Boston Red Sox ownership group plans to be more present this season as the team looks to rebound from last September's historic collapse.

John Henry, Larry Lucchino and Tom Werner addressed the team Saturday before the first full-squad workout of the spring.

Henry says he has spoken with Terry Francona, who was replaced as manager by Bobby Valentine this offseason.

Henry also says he plans to apologize to outfielder Carl Crawford for critical remarks Henry made about him.

All three owners tried to dispell any notion the team is cutting costs.

Lucchino says the franchise collectively "has something to prove in 2012."