A person familiar with the decision says the Boston Red Sox have picked Bobby Valentine to be their next manager and were working to complete a contract.
A team spokesman said the club had no comment. Valentine was in Japan this week, where he managed from 2004 to 2009, and did not respond to a request for comment.
Valentine previously managed in the majors with the New York Mets and Texas Rangers. He had been working as a baseball analyst for ESPN.
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