FORT MYERS, Fla. - Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine came out of his office and poked his head into the Red Sox clubhouse at 9:13 Tuesday morning. The manager was looking for 22-year-old shortstop Jose Iglesias.One minor quibble:
Time for a meeting.
In the NFL, they tell you, “Bring your playbook.’’
The demotion of Iglesias means that 31-year-old veteran Mike Aviles will open the season at shortstop for the Red Sox. The Aviles vs. Iglesias competition provided abundant speculation throughout the first five weeks of spring training.And Shank didn't write a single god damned word about it for five weeks. Until now. Not that I'm saying he's lazy or anything...