PORTLAND — Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine has been added to the Sea Dogs’ lineup of guests for the annual Hot Stove Dinner and Silent Auction.

Valentine joins Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Seattle Mariners pitcher and Maine native Charlie Furbush.

The event benefits the Maine Children’s Cancer Program and will take place on Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sable Oaks Marriott in South Portland.

Additionally, the Sea Dogs have announced that Red Sox outfielder and former Sea Dog Josh Reddick, who was originally slated to attend the event, will now be unable to attend. Reddick, who recently underwent wrist surgery, has a strict rehabilitation schedule in Florida and is no longer able to attend the event as a result. Reddick was traded to the Oakland Athletics on Dec. 28 in the deal that sent twotime all- star Andrew Bailey to Boston.

Tickets for the event are $50 and are limited to 300. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Hadlock Field Ticket Office, by phone at 879- 9500, or online at www.seadogs.com. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the Silent Auction running from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:00 p.m.

Valentine was named the 45th manager of the Boston Red Sox on Dec. 1. A veteran of more than 40 years in professional baseball, Valentine has previously served parts of 15 seasons as a Major League manager with the Texas Rangers ( 1985- 92) and New York Mets (1996-2002), compiling a 1,117- 1,072 (.510) record.