BOSTON (AP/CBS) — The Red Sox have optioned right-hander Alfredo Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket, and will look to trade the pitcher according to reports.
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.
Aceves also made a throwing error after failing to cover first in time as the A’s capitalized on Boston’s blunders while the conditions deteriorated in a steady, blowing rain.
Aceves has 72 hours to report to Pawtucket, but the Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo is reporting the team will try to trade the volatile pitcher — who went 1-1 with an 8.66 ERA in five games this season.
Catcher Ryan Lavarnway is expected to take Aceves roster spot on Friday, though he will likely find his way back to the minors come Sunday if John Lackey is ready to return from the DL.
(TM and © Copyright 2013 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)