Bobby Valentine will reportedly be the new manager of the Boston Red Sox, according to an ESPN report on Tuesday night citing an industry source. Valentine had been considered the front runner for the position for the last few weeks after Dale Sveum - seen as a front runner at the time - was hired by the Chicago Cubs.
Bobby Valentine, an analyst for ESPN, will be the next manager of the Boston Red Sox, a source close to the team said Tuesday night. Valentine was offered the job Tuesday and accepted it. Valentine, who appeared at a charity event in Japan on Monday, is scheduled to fly back home at midnight ET Wednesday. (via ESPN)
Valentine has managed with two teams prior to the Boston Red Sox - the Texas Rangers and New York Mets. Valentine has a career 1,117-1,072 record in 15 seasons as a manager. With the Rangers, Valentine had a 581-605 record in eight seasons while posting a 536-467 mark in seven years with the Mets. Valentine's best season came in 2000 when he guided the Mets to a 94-68 record and the National League pennant.
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