Terry Francona is getting back with one of his baseball families.
WHDH-TV in Boston cited Red Sox employees as saying that Jon Lester, Josh Beckett and John Lackey drank beer in the dugout during games.
Many say Terry Francona was dragged through the mud on his way out of Boston, but Red Sox owner John Henry says that upper management did not engage in a smear campaign against their former manager.
The Boston Red Sox had a host of problems last season, among them the fact that a trio of star pitchers partied in the clubhouse while their teammates blew a big September lead, the Boston Globe reported on Tuesday.
Terry Francona's marital issues and use of pain medication concerned the Red Sox, according to a Boston Globe report.
Josh Beckett is a bright spot for the Red Sox, rebounding from his rough 2010.
The Red Sox set the rest of their rotation on Thursday, with John Lackey getting the second spot.