Bobby V to meet with Sox

Bobby Valentine will meet with the Boston Red Sox later this week about their managerial vacancy, ESPNBoston.com's Gordon Edes reports. Writes Edes:

The news of Valentine's entry into the Sox managerial derby comes just hours after the Chicago Cubs hired one-time Red Sox candidate Dale Sveum, who was the only person to get a second interview with Sox brass.

"We're not dissatisfied with the candidates we have,'' Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said Thursday. "We feel like these are unique circumstances here. ... We're very happy with the candidates. Our next manager could very well come from among those candidates, but we're not ruling out adding candidates."

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