Speaking to WEEi.com prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles Wednesday night at Camden Yards, Adrian Gonzalez said that the Yahoo! Story portraying the first baseman as a ring-leader in the players' July 26 meeting with ownership was not factual.

"The source is inaccurate," Gonzalez said. "it says that I was animated and one of the most vocal guys in the meeting, and that's false."

When asked if he was surprised after reading the report, Gonzalez said, "Absolutely, because, first of all, if somebody is going to try and be an unnamed source they better be right with whatever they say. This is putting our integrity and everything about us out there, and that's just unfair. … I just know I was one of the least vocal guys there."