Wait-and-see approach for Valentine in clubhouse


FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Red Sox right-hander Josh Beckett claimed, in a weekend interview, there were "snitches" in the clubhouse last fall, after Boston completed the worst collapse in baseball history

After the season, in which the Red Sox went 7-20 in September to miss the postseason, there were reports of unseemly behavior in the clubhouse during games, including beer drinking and fried chicken eating. Beckett was at the center of those reports.

On Monday, new Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said he would wait to see if the situation needs to be tended to.

"I'm not sure about addressing it," Valentine said. "Maybe as the group gets smaller. If it seems like that is a situation that is festering, that it hasn't come to a head by the time March, whatever, comes around, maybe.

"I don't know."