Red Sox consider more security after Vaughn incident


BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox have been considering stiffer security measures after a nightclub altercation Friday morning left first baseman Mo Vaughn with a swollen left eye and split upper lip.

"We've been discussing it," said general manager Dan Duquette. "That's all I can say right now."

Those measures definitely were not evident Sunday night, as vice president John Buckley said the team had the usual amount of security on duty.

Vaughn was in Sunday night's starting lineup after taking batting and fielding practice. He went 1-for-3 against the Texas Rangers, driving in a run and scoring a run.

Duquette said he has had discussions with the Boston police concerning the incident and the Sox are keeping their eye on the situation. While Roberto Alomar of the Toronto Blue Jays was given a bodyguard on the road trip that followed an incident in which a woman threatened to kill him, the Sox don't believe Vaughn needs protection on the road.

"The security at the hotels we stay at we feel is top of the line," Duquette said.

Buckley said Vaughn has not requested beefed-up security.

"There hasn't been a request by Mo and we don't believe there's a need for it," said Buckley. "We're trying to get past the situation right now."

Duquette said the team has not put any pressure on Vaughn to pursue an arrest of his alleged attacker. "Mo has said that he doesn't want to get into that," Duquette said. "He filed a report on the incident to protect himself from legal problems."

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