Mike Lowell has told The Boston Globe the team voted unanimously not to take the field for their final spring training game or to board the plane later Wednesday for the Japan trip.
Manager Terry Francona and his players are upset after learning coaches and other staff are not going to get a $40,000 stipend that the players are receiving. Francona had told his coaches they would be paid.
The defending World Series champions are scheduled to open their season against Oakland with two games in Japan. - Associated Press