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Price, Farrell discuss incident with reporter

Red Sox manager says details of meeting will remain internal
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BOSTON -- With the Red Sox back home at Fenway Park, manager John Farrell had his first opportunity to sit down with David Price on Friday to discuss the left-hander's outburst at a reporter Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

"I think the specifics of the conversation will remain internal, but going back to what I said [Thursday] in New York, we would expect all of our players to have a respect for your job and the way people go about it," Farrell said Friday. "We recognize there's a responsibility by all our guys to address the media, so I think the fact that there's the intent to have mutual respect in all ways, that's the goal. But the content of the meeting will stay internal."

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BOSTON -- With the Red Sox back home at Fenway Park, manager John Farrell had his first opportunity to sit down with David Price on Friday to discuss the left-hander's outburst at a reporter Wednesday at Yankee Stadium.

"I think the specifics of the conversation will remain internal, but going back to what I said [Thursday] in New York, we would expect all of our players to have a respect for your job and the way people go about it," Farrell said Friday. "We recognize there's a responsibility by all our guys to address the media, so I think the fact that there's the intent to have mutual respect in all ways, that's the goal. But the content of the meeting will stay internal."

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It is unclear what set Price off following Wednesday's 8-0 loss -- a game in which he didn't pitch -- though the pitcher did express earlier in the day that he only plans on limiting his interviews with Red Sox reporters to post-start sessions only going forward.

Farrell: Price's media episode to be 'handled'

After his 9-1 loss to the Yankees on Thursday, Price discussed the start, but didn't have much to say about Wednesday's incident.

"There was a disagreement between [David] and another reporter," Farrell said. "While that was attempted to be cleared [up], there's also, I think, on both ends of it, a professional approach that's got to be handled in such a way."

Farrell thinks that social media -- when it is misused -- can create a wedge between the media and the players they cover.

"So much is made about a player having accountability and standing up and answering questions after a game," Farrell said. "That's a two-way street. When tweets are sent out by whomever, there's absolutely no accountability in many, many cases. I'm not saying a broad brush, but that's where a lot of exception is taken. When comments are made to a mass audience without any accountability, that's what Twitter has done for us."

Ian Browne has covered the Red Sox for MLB.com since 2002. Follow him on Twitter @IanMBrowne and Facebook.

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