|Red Sox exploring potential spring training move|
|Written by Admin|
|Thursday, 01 May 2008 11:05|
Red Sox spokesman John Blake called the talks preliminary.
``Lee County has been exemplary in the way they've maintained the facility, but the Red Sox needs have changed since 1993,'' Blake said Thursday. ``We're in the very early stages of doing this, but we need to explore our options - whether it's in Lee County or somewhere else.''
The Red Sox moved in 1993 from Winter Haven to Fort Myers, where they have played in the 7,290-seat City of Palms Park.
Training in Fort Myers also poses a problem because, other than for the Minnesota Twins across town, road games require a long bus trip north toward Tampa or across the state to a cluster of teams that play in the Miami area.