Theo Epstein praised Grady Little yesterday
(Boston-AP) -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein praised Grady Little yesterday but wouldnďż˝t discuss whether the manager would be asked back for next season.
Epstein spoke before the Red Sox clinched the American League wildcard with a win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Epstein says Little has done a fantastic job managing the team after coming out of spring training with a lot of unanswered questions.
Little is in his second year as Bostonďż˝s manager and is signed through this season. Epstein says heďż˝s not sure if Littleďż˝s status would be resolved by next week.
Epstein says he and Little have talked about a postseason roster and whether it would include ten or eleven pitchers.
Boston opens the best-of-five first round at Oakland next Wednesday and has until that day to submit its 25-man roster.