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Bobby Valentine Not Focused On Pitcher

Pitching was a definite concern for the Boston Red Sox in their epic collapse at the end of last season, but it isn't a top priority for new Sox manager Bobby Valentine. Speaking at a charity event hosted by Kevin Youkilis, Valentine told the media that the team has plenty of starters now.

"Another pitcher would be, I guess OK," Valentine told reporters. "It's not at the top of my wish list. ... I think we have a lot of numbers right now. If all the reports are right and the three starting pitchers [Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz] we have penciled in at this time are healthy and ready to go, I think we have plenty right now to make a very good staff. To add another guy, I think it adds to my challenges of spring training." (via WEEI)

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