Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves‘ time with the club has been interesting to say the least, and the latest occurrence of that ongoing saga took place this weekend as the team’s unofficial first half came to an end.
Aceves was outrighted to Triple-A Pawtucket following the team’s extra-innings loss to the Oakland Athletics on Sunday afternoon. In order for Aceves to be outrighted, he had to pass through waivers, which he did with all 29 teams passing on a chance to claim him. This also means that Aceves is no longer on the Red Sox’ 40-man roster.
The often-difficult to deal with right-hander last appeared in a game Tuesday against Seattle. He was brought in to replace Allen Webster who had given up seven runs in 2 1/3 innings of work. It made sense that Aceves would have done some mop-up work given the circumstances, but he pitched the 2/3 of an inning to finish the frame and did not return for the fourth inning.
Red Sox manager John Farrell indicated that Aceves was feeling some pain ...