Peter Abraham spoke with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich about Youkilis’ return to Boston, what Bobby Valentine said about Youk’s return, Dustin Pedroia’s feelings about the manager and Carl Crawford returning.
Earlier in the season, the Sox manager made comments about Youkilis not being physically or mentally ready for the season.
“I don’t think he’s as physically or emotionally into the game as he has been in the past for some reason,” Valentine said back in April.
Valentine was asked about Youkilis’ return before Sunday’s game in Tampa, and said the comment really bothered Youk.
“I think the comment I made early, he made a big issue out of,” said Valentine, “and I don’t think he ever wanted to get over it.”
What did Abraham make of Valentine’s most recent comments?
“It was kind of surprising because he was talking around it for a couple minutes and didn’t really want to talk too much about Kevin coming back "
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