The Miami Marlins were reportedly upset with the Boston Red Sox this week for trotting out a second-rate lineup in a recent Grapefruit League game.
Seven of Boston's nine starters had no big-league plate appearances. The two that did -- Jackie Bradley Jr. and Ryan Lavarnway -- had just over 300 combined.
Following the game, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington felt it was necessary to apologize for the incident.
Case closed, right?
Not for Boston owner John Henry, who took to Twitter on Saturday to hit back at the Marlins for reportedly contacting the league following the game. It was quite the zinger.
“They should apologize for their regular season lineup,” Henry wrote.
The Marlins, who finished 62-100 last season, continue to be the laughing stock of the National League East.
Fox Sports reports the Red Sox could face punishment from MLB for not bringing enough regulars on a road trip.
They should apologize for their regular season lineup.— John W. Henry (@John_W_Henry) March 8, 2014