Boston Red Sox outfielder Mike Greenwell is eager to get a list of the minor leaguers who played in spring training replacement games.
"I look at it this way: These guys were simply there to hurt us," he said Friday. "That doesn't mean you have to hurt them. That's not the way the world works."Union head Donald Fehr came to Fort Myers on Friday to update the Twins and Red Sox on the labor situation. And one of the topics was a "hit list" the union is compiling so major leaguers can identify the strikebreakers.
"They have a right to know who was trying to take their jobs," Fehr said. Red Sox pitcher and player rep Roger Clemens said he already has a copy.
Greenwell said he wouldn't threaten any of the replacements.
Asked whether he was concerned that the list might become a tool for retribution, Fehr said: "We don't encourage anybody to do anything. . . . I'm not concerned about that kind of stuff."
Red Sox manager Kevin Kennedy turned stern when asked if the same question.
"I addressed it the first day, and that's the end of it," he said. "I don't want to hear about it."
Said Boston general manager Dan Duquette: "Our position is that they were exhibition games all along. We disagreed with the union's position on that from the start."
Fehr did say the union would consider legal ways of making its point to the strikebreakers, like not allowing them into the union if they ever make the majors.
But he also said he understood that some of them were "subject to massive pressure," and he would try to speak to them if he got the chance. The union might also investigate whether owners threatened players' career if they refused to cross, Greenwell said.