Dustin Pedroia didn't want to talk about player meetings or photo ops with Bobby Valentine prior to Tuesday night's game against the Orioles.

After the Red Sox had their brains beaten in by the O's by a 7-1 score, though, Pedroia was willing to finally open up a little bit about a Yahoo! Sports report that the second baseman and Adrian Gonzalez were trying to get Valentine fired during a late July meeting with Sox management and ownership.

Pedroia told CSNNE.com that "I just want to play baseball, man" when asked about it prior to the game. Afterwards, he denied he was trying to get Valentine fired.