Boston Red Sox principal owner John Henry has been taken off his yacht in Boston harbor in a neck brace and has been transferred to Mass General Hospital, according to several reports.
Larry Lucchino, the President and CEO of the Red Sox, was on board with Henry and told WBZ News Radio that there was "a minor incident on board," but he did not elaborate.
Henry has been in the news Friday after he and the Red Sox let go eight-year manager Terry Francona after the team blew a nine-game lead in one month and missed the postseason in the biggest collapse in MLB history.
"We met with Terry Francona, Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington Friday morning to discuss the 2011 season, ways to improve the club in the future, and Tito's status," Henry said in a statement. During the meeting, Tito, Theo and Ben agreed that the Red Sox would benefit from an improved clubhouse culture and higher standards in several areas. Tito said that after eight years here he was frustrated by his difficulty making an impact with the players, that a different voice was needed, and that it was time for him to move on. After taking time to reflect on Tito's sentiments, we agreed that it was best for the Red Sox not to exercise the option years on his contract.
We have enormous respect, admiration and appreciation for Tito and the job that he did for eight years, including two World Series Championship seasons and five playoff appearances. His poise during the 2004 post-season was a key factor in the greatest comeback in baseball history, and his place in Red Sox history will never be forgotten. We wish him only the best going forward."
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