Bradford: Valentine batting Podsednik third 'sends bad message'

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Bradford: Valentine batting Podsednik third 'sends bad message'

Bobby Valentine was at it again, the latest being his placing Scott Podsednik third in the batting order -- a place where Podsednik has never batted to start a game.

If that wasn't confusing enough, his reason for doing so was. We still don't really know what went into the decision, but Mike Felger and Rob Bradford have plenty to say about it.

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

Report: Red Sox acquire Chris Sale

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- The Red Sox -- who came away with the top starting pitcher (David Price) and top reliever (Craig Kimbrel) last offseason -- apparently have done it again.

According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Sox have acquired White Sox ace left-hander Chris Sale for four prospects. Two have been identified (infielder Yoan Moncada and pitcher Michael Kopech) and two are as-yet unnamed:

More to come . . .