Bobby Valentine is Here to Stay (Sort of)

Despite the shaky season the Red Sox have had (they’re currently nine games behind the first-place Yankees), team ownership expressed full support for manager Bobby Valentine. “We are not making a change in manager,” John Henry wrote in an email to reporters, after general manager Ben Cherington also voiced his backing. Though Cherington isn’t blaming Valentine for the team’s lackluster performance, he also wouldn’t confirm whether Valentine will see his two-year contract carried out. [ESPN]