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It didn’t take long a Red Sox player to go DIVA on us and whip up some
early spring training drama. The DIVA in question is one Alfredo Aceves as he “refused” to throw at full strength during a
live batting practice session. Aceves was scheduled to throw on Sunday, but
things didn’t go as planned according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
“The one thing I’ll say about that is he didn’t go through
the drill as intended”
This isn’t the first time that Aceves has been a problem for
the organization, and although it seems relatively minor Farrell made sure to
address it immediately.
“We have addressed it. As I said his session on the mound didn’t
go as intended, so he’s health and it’s been addressed it.”
While discussing the Aceves situation with the media on Sunday Farrell
looked irritated by the whole thing - frankly who could blame him. Moving
forward the relationship between Farrell and Aceves will be something to
watch for especially if Aceves continues his errat
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Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington took all of 38
seconds to discuss Jacoby Ellsbury and the possibility that the injury-prone
center fielder could be a distraction to the team this season. Cherington gave a
canned and somewhat boring answer when asked about his prized leadoff hitter,
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what’s on the horizon for the Sox organization. Farrell seemed calm, cool and collected
when address the ambitious Red Sox media.
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