Red Sox Option Alfredo Aceves

Boston Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves, who had a dismal start in a 13-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

Aceves was sent down after a meeting with manager John Farrell, pitching coach Juan Nieves and general manager Ben Cherington in Farrell’s office after Boston’s 6-5 win over Oakland at Fenway Park.

Aceves made three starts while John Lackey has been on the disabled list with a strained right biceps. Lackey is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Thursday, and if all goes well, he will start here Sunday against the Houston Astros.

The tenuous nature of Aceves’ place on the Red Sox was reinforced during Farrell’s pregame session with the media, in which the Boston manager reiterated that the club’s tolerance for his erratic performances was growing short.

Source: Gordon Edes,