Valentine seeks depth for Red Sox's thin roster

Valentine seeks depth for Red Sox's thin roster

TORONTO -- Manager Bobby Valentine would like some September reinforcements, but he's not sure if or when he will get any.

When Valentine was asked by a reporter if there was a particular positional area he was looking for help in, he didn't shy away from his comments.

"Are you kidding? This is the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball," Valentine said.

"We could use help everywhere."

He may be in luck, as Boston's Triple-A affiliate, the Pawtucket Pawsox defeated the Charlotte Knights to win their first International League Championship since 1984.

Pawtucket will take on the winner of the Pacific Coast League in Durham on Sept. 18 for the Triple-A National Championship Game.

"There might be one of two guys who are on the roster who will be coming up," Valentine said.

"If there are people who could be brought up, we should bring them up. But I don't know if there are a lot of guys left."