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Person familiar with decision: Boston Red Sox pick Bobby Valentine to become manager
A person familiar with the decision says the Boston Red Sox have picked Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and were working to complete a contract.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday night because no announcement had been made. Several media outlets in Boston reported earlier in the evening that Valentine would be the team's new manager.
The club had no comment, spokesperson Pam Ganley said. Valentine was in Japan this week, where he managed from 2004-09, and did not respond to a request for comment.
Valentine previously managed in the majors with the New York Mets and Texas Rangers. He had been working as a baseball analyst for ESPN.