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Report: Kelly Shoppach was behind text message to Red Sox owners

Posted by Peter Abraham, Globe Staff  August 19, 2012 12:26 AM

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NEW YORK The New York Daily News is reporting this morning that Kelly Shoppach, and not Adrian Gonzalez, was behind the text message sent to Red Sox owners in July complaining about Bobby Valentine.

Shoppach clashed with Valentine regarding his lack of playing time earlier this season and the two did not subsequently get along. A Yahoo! Sports story regarding the text message and the subsequent meeting held between some players and the team owners in New York last month broke on Tuesday, just a few hours after Shoppach was traded to the Mets.

The Daily News is now reporting that Shoppach was behind the content of the text message. The Yahoo! story pinned it on Gonzalez.

Shoppach is now with his fourth team in four years.

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