Originally written on CLNS Radio  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The Red Sox made their second bold move in as many days on Wednesday, optioning struggling righty Alfredo Aceves to AAA Pawtucket following the team's 6-5 victory against the Oakland Athletics. According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox will spend the next 72 hours trying to trade Aceves, who has posted an ugly 8.66 ERA in five games (three starts) so far this season. Catcher Ryan Lavarnway will be called up in Aceves' place, and will provide the team with an extra bat for the rest of the week before John Lackey is ready to return from the disabled list this weekend. In 11 games with Pawtucket, Lavarnway has hit .310 with an impressive .423 on-base percentage. Aceves has been a constant source of both on- and off-the-field issues for the Red Sox throughout the last year. In addition to struggling on the mound over the past twelve months, Aceves has consistently been involved in disputes with teammates and coaches, and has become a sore in an otherwise jovial Red Sox ...
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