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The Red Sox announced following Wednesday’s 6-5 victory over the A’s that they have optioned right-hander Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket. It is not yet known whom the Sox will call up to take his place on the roster. The decision comes one day after Aceves had an abysmal start in which he yielded eight runs in 3 1/3 innings, with his ERA for the year ballooning to 8.66.
“The bottom line is just that: The bottom line. You’ve got to perform to continue to get opportunities,” manager John Farrell said prior to Wednesday’s game, before the Sox announced the roster move. “We’re undecided as far as Sunday goes as far as the starter. That will become more clear tomorrow after Lackey’s bullpen. I’ve had a chance to meet with Alfredo [on Wednesday] just to discuss [Tuesday] night — not so much the role going forward. But it still comes down to continuing to earn those opportunities. There’s been mixed results over the time period [since last August].”
WEEI: Aceves gets demoted
After seeing Aceves get lit up by the Athletics only to have him blame everything except his inability to throw decent pitches, you had to figure something was coming down the line. I thought they would have maybe outright release him but he still had some options to go down to the minors, which makes his outbursts even crazier. Then again we're talking about Mr. Eyes of Satan here.
The plan to put him in the rotation in AAA is fine. Get him to look decent and then dangle him out to anyone in need of starting pitching. There's a slim chance that he'll return to the Majors as a member of the Red Sox. If the team needs a spot start, Allen Webster & Steven Wright could be the go to guys for that until Franklin Morales is done with his rehab stints.
It's a damn shame since Aceves started his Red Sox career with a bang and we wondered why the Yankees let someone go who was a solid part of their bullpen.
Now we know.
Rest of the Links: Sox save best for last | In the danger zone, but Lester hangs in | Aceves sent to AAA | Herald: Hanrahan may be out of luck | Lester's frustration mounts on mound | Aceves gets demoted | CSNNE: Sox continue clean up | Despite frustration, Lester doesn't unravel | Sox rebound, take series with 6-5 win | Bailey 'outstanding' in closing role | Ortiz continues to make progress against Oakland | WEEI: Revisiting closer by committee | Sox option Aceves to Pawtucket | Sox call up Lavarnway
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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...
Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves, shelled for seven earned runs in less than four innings, blamed a small strike zone for his terrible outing.
The Red Sox have optioned right-hander Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket.
Boston made the move following Wednesday's 6-5 victory over Oakland and one day after Aceves had a dismal outing in a 13-0 loss to the Athletics.
Aceves allowed eight runs, seven earned, and seven hits in 3 1-3 innings. He walked four and committed a pair of balks before he was pulled.
The Boston Red Sox optioned pitcher Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A on Wednesday. Aceves had struggled after being moved into the Red Sox rotation for an injured John Lackey.
In 17 2/3 innings of work Aceves had a 8.66 ERA and a 2.09 WHIP. After his latest outing he claimed that the strike zone was too small.
With the demotion of Aceves the Red Sox promoted catcher Ryan Lavarnway. Lavarnway’s...
The Red Sox finally ran out of patience with Alfredo Aceves – at least for the time being.
The Red Sox announced that they have optioned Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket. The move comes just one day after Aceves struggled mightily against the Athletics while starting in place of the injured John Lackey.
Aceves’ somewhat controversial behavior has led to widespread speculation about...
Of all the excuses…in all the universe…why?
Red Sox former relief pitcher turned starter was crushed in Tuesday’s game vs the Oakland A’s in which he gave up 7 earned runs and the Sox eventually lost 13-0.
Rain cut short the brutally one sided affair and afterwards Aceves offered up the following to explain his bad showing:
“It’s hard to explain to you guys,…You...
It looks as though the Alfredo Aceves era with the Boston Red Sox is coming to an end.
According to multiple media outlets and first reported by CSN New England, Aceves has been optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket. He'll have 72 hours to report to PawSox.
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe reports that catcher Ryan Lavarnway will be called up to replace Aceves on the 25-man...
Alfredo Aceves pitched two strong innings, followed by one disastrous one.
Aceves' own mistakes and a few by his teammates piled up quickly as Oakland scored six runs in the third and went on to shut out the Red Sox 13-0 Tuesday night in a game shortened to seven innings because of rain.
''It's not like only one thing. It's couple things,'' Aceves said...
Alfredo Aceves has ruffled some feathers in the past, but his demotion to Triple-A Pawtucket has nothing to do with any behavioral issues, according to Red Sox manager John Farrell.
Farrell said before Thursday’s game that Aceves’ demotion was “performance-based, solely.” Some may find that hard to believe, but the right-hander has certainly endured his fair share of struggles...
Allen Webster’s second big league start could come sooner than expected.
Alfredo Aceves was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket after Wednesday’s game against the Athletics. That means the Red Sox will be turning elsewhere if John Lackey is unavailable to return for Sunday’s start against the Astros. Webster should make sure his phone is charged, as he’ll likely be the first one...
Alfredo Aceves of the Boston Red Sox did not have himself a good night on Tuesday. Aceves' Red Sox lost 13-0 to the A's in seven innings, and Aceves had a historically bad performance. He threw just 3 2/3 innings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits, walking four, and striking out three. Aceves also balked twice, and committed a throwing error. No pitcher has...
This offseason the Red Sox went back to basics in terms of reemphasizing patience at the plate. While probably pharmaceutically aided, the Red Sox bats were undone by a wily veteran who pounded the strike zone.
Luckily most pitchers can't command their fastball like Bartolo Colon can in this second act of his career. Any pitcher with even average command of his fastball should...
No, the two parts of that headline are not related.
It was a rough night in Boston sports, as all three teams lost and looked bad doing it. The Celtics appear to be at the end of the line, (wait, are they really not better without Rajon Rondo????) the Bruins are disappointing, and Alfredo Aceves and the Red Sox bats both failed to show up last night. Let’s move on…
After winning last night, the Boston Red Sox look to keep the good times going tonight in the second game of a three-game set with the Oakland Athletics at historic Fenway Park.
First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. If you live in the Red Sox television market you can catch the game on NESN. If you live in the Athletics television market, you can catch the game on Comcast Sports...