Red Sox owner John Henry: Marlins 'should apologize for their regular season lineup'

March 08, 2014 - 12:21 pm

With word trickling out of Jupiter, Fla., that the Marlins were reportedly "outraged" about a visiting Red Sox lineup earlier this week that featured just one potential big league regular (Jackie Bradley Jr.) -- a number that fell short of the four regulars required by Major League Baseball in all spring games -- Red Sox principal owner John Henry offered a pointed return of such criticism. "They should apologize for their regular season lineup," Henry wrote on twitter.

The timing of Henry's dig was unexpected, given that Miami president of baseball operations Michael Hill had said on Friday that he'd received an email from Red Sox GM Ben Cherington in the middle of Thursday's contest apologizing for the absence of Sox regulars. Hill had told reporters on Friday that the Marlins had no issue with the Red Sox.