BOSTON — After walking out on the Boston Red Sox for the third time in two seasons, pitcher Dennis (Oil Can) Boyd has been suspended without pay for a minimum of three days, the team announced Friday.
Boyd stormed out of the Red Sox clubhouse amid a stream of obscenities before Thursday's game, angered over being left off the American League All-Star team for the second consecutive year.
Later Thursday night, located by a Boston Globe reporter while parked in his car in nearby Chelsea, Boyd said: "I should have been on it and I should have been on it last year, too. I want my reward and I want it today. Roger Clemens didn't get them (the Red Sox) there by himself, you know."
Boyd also told the Globe: "I got a good mind to go back (home) to Mississippi. I might be on a plane tomorrow. I've had it with this town. Any team would be glad to pay me to play. I've even got a good mind to go and play in Japan."