The Aceves nightmare is coming to an end

Alfredo Aceves' time in a Red Sox uniform is coming to an end, although it's probably 17 innings too late. Last night's meltdown in which he gave up 7 earned runs in 3 1/3 innings, was late to cover 1st base on a potential inning ending play, and questioned why his teammates couldn't hit seems to be the final straw for the talented-yet-enigmatic pitcher.

Aceves might not have made the team after his infamous Spring Training were it not for injuries in the bullpen to Franklin Morales and Craig Breslow. He was then thrown into the rotation when John Lackey went on the DL. Fortunately, Lackey appears ready to come off the DL Sunday to face the Astros. Breslow is currently rehabbing, and will pitch for Pawtucket this weekend. Morales is also rehabbing, but is sidelined for a few days with a sore pectoral muscle. 

If our arms are all healthy, Aceves should have no spot on the roster; but he might be gone before our injured relievers come back. Peter Gammons tweeted this morning that the Red Sox have called other teams about trading Aceves. The Sox don't have much leverage in dealing him, but at this point any player with value should be accepted. 

Alfredo Aceves has been the sole blemish on this season, both on and off the field. His departure will mean that all of last season's bad apples will be gone. 

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