Alfredo Aceves Adds New Chapter To Ongoing Feud With Bobby Valentine

September 13, 2012 12:00 AM
Alfredo Aceves Adds New Chapter To Ongoing Feud With Bobby Valentine
" BOSTON (CBS) — There aren’t many Red Sox fans who are in love with the work of Bobby Valentine, but there are even fewer who share the same distaste for the manager as Alfredo Aceves. The Red Sox reliever has had some public issues with Valentine over the course of the season, and he made it clear yet again on Wednesday night at Fenway Park.

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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