Valentine called on Aceves to get the Sox out of the top of the sixth, a task which Aceves accomplished with just one pitch. Aceves took the hill for the seventh, when he ran into some trouble. The right-hander surrendered a single to Derek Jeter before giving up a home run to Curtis Granderson. Two batters later, he allowed a Nick Swisher double, prompting Valentine to emerge from the dugout to remove his pitcher. That’s when the story really begins.
Rather than handing the ball to the manager, as is custom for a pitcher exiting a game, Aceves gave the ball to catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia instead "
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The Red Sox held internal discussions Thursday regarding the erratic behavior of Alfredo Aceves, but elected not to discipline the righthander. When Aceves was taken out of the .... Add a personal message:(80 character limit). Your E-mail: Invalid E ...Read more
BOSTON -- At a time the Red Sox could ill afford to lose a reliever, the team suspended closer Alfredo Aceves for "conduct detrimental to the team." ... Valentine said the club was considering adding a fresh reliever for Sunday's game. Information from ...Read more
(AP) — Alfredo Aceves kept his cellphone affixed to his ear while he dressed and left the Boston Red Sox clubhouse after blowing his fourth save in his last seven opportunities. The closer who apparently had plenty to say to manager Bobby Valentine ...Read more