TORONTO (AP) - Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine says his team's roster is beyond depleted.
Valentine was asked before Friday night's game in Toronto whether the last-place Red Sox could use some extra call-ups.
Valentine answered: "Are you kidding?" He then added: "This is the weakest roster we've ever had in September in the history of baseball. It could use help everywhere."
The Red Sox began the day with a record of 64-80 and were 17½ games behind in the AL East.
Boston's roster has been thinned by trades and injuries. Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez and Nick Punto were dealt to the Dodgers last month, slugger David Ortiz and rookie Will Middlebrooks are on the disabled list and former MVP Dustin Pedroia is away following the birth of his second son.