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Sox players warned of threat

Posted by Steve Silva, Boston.com Staff  June 30, 2008 09:01 AM

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The Red Sox and Major League Baseball officials are reportedly planning tight security in Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg, Fla. today after the Red Sox received a mailed threat against the team's black and Latin players, according to today's Boston Herald:

According to sources, the Sox recently received a mailed threat, believed to be postmarked in Memphis, Tenn., which targeted black and Latin players, citing at least two by name. The named players have been informed about the threats and will likely have security accompaniment away from Tropicana Field, including at the teamís hotel in St. Petersburg.

Police are searching for a suspect believed to be from the Baltimore area but now living near Memphis.

Read the complete Herald story here.

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