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Kelly Shoppach denies role in text

Updated: August 19, 2012, 8:09 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former Boston Red Sox catcher Kelly Shoppach, not first baseman Adrian Gonzalez, was behind the text message sent to team ownership in late July that complained about manager Bobby Valentine, the New York Daily News has reported.

Citing major league sources, the newspaper says Shoppach was "deeply involved" in writing the message, which was sent on Gonzalez's cell phone.

Shoppach, who since has been traded to the New York Mets, denied any involvement in sending the text.

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