NEW YORK — The New York Daily News is reporting this morning that Kelly Shoppach, and not Adrian Gonzalez, was behind the text message sent to Red Sox owners in July complaining about Bobby Valentine.
Shoppach clashed with Valentine regarding his lack of playing time earlier this season and the two did not subsequently get along. A Yahoo! Sports story regarding the text message and the subsequent meeting held between some players and the team owners in New York last month broke on Tuesday, just a few hours after Shoppach was traded to the Mets. The Yahoo! story pinned the text message on Gonzalez.