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Bobby Valentine Hasn't Been Contacted By Red Sox About Managerial Opening

With the Chicago White Sox hiring former player Robin Ventura as their new manager on Thursday, the Boston Red Sox are the only team in baseball that are currently without a skipper.

On Thursday, former major league manager and current ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine joined WEEI's Mut and Merloni to talk about the Red Sox managerial opening. Valentine denied that the Red Sox had contacted him about interviewing for the open position, but he said he would be open to managing if a team like Boston came calling.

"No, this is the first contact I've had with anyone in Beantown." Valentine said. "You're not offering the job, so I'm not going to talk about whether I want it. If somebody else calls, I'll probably answer the phone the same way I answered your call." (via WEEI)

Valentine, 61, has rumored to be a candidate for the Red Sox job. He last managed in the majors with the New York Mets in 2002 before managing in Japan for a few seasons. In his managerial career, Valentine owns a 1,117-1,072 record in 15 years with both the Mets and Texas Rangers.

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