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BOSTON (CBS) – ESPN analyst Terry Francona apologized to Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine Sunday after he made an appearance in the Red Sox clubhouse on Saturday.
Francona, who was in New York preparing for Sunday’s broadcast of the Red Sox-Yankees game, spent some time chatting with former players in the clubhouse.
According to MLB.com, Francona entered the clubhouse before Saturday’s game initially looking for outfielder Cody Ross, but ended up chatting with Dustin Pedroia, Clay Buchholz, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Nick Punto and David Ortiz.
Valentine was reportedly in his office with his door closed while Francona chatted with the players.
“Yes, he sent the text message,” Valentine told MLB.com on Sunday. “But it wasn’t necessary.”
Francona, though, wouldn’t confirm or deny he sent the message.
“That’s personal,” Francona told MLB.com on Sunday. “I don’t talk about my text messages.”