Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine was slightly injured after crashing his bicycle in New York’s Central Park on Tuesday, the New York Times reported.
According to the Times, Valentine said he was reading a text message from second baseman Dustin Pedroia when he had to swerve to avoid people in front of him. He fell off the bike and suffered minor injuries to his knees and hips.
The message from Pedroia was to indicate Pedroia planned to play in Tuesday’s 4-3 loss to the Yankees despite a broken finger on his left hand.
“I shouldn’t have been reading a text while I was riding. That’s the wrong thing to do,’’ Valentine said.
Valentine is an avid cyclist. He said he was wearing a helmet.