It’s already been a roller coaster season for Boston Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves and his ability to stay in the major leagues for the full year. So far in 2013, Aceves has pitched mostly for the Red Sox along with some time in Triple-A with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
On Tuesday, Aceves was placed on the 7-Day disabled list by Pawtucket with an oblique strain right after being activated to the Pawsox roster. Aceves was recently outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Red Sox after his fourth stint with the big league team this year. In 11 games pitched including six starts, he has gone 4-1 with a 4.86 ERA in 37 innings along with a poor 24/22 strikeout to walk ratio.
During his most recent stint with Boston, he pitched in two relief appearances during the team’s ten game west coast trip before the All-Star break by pitching a scoreless inning and one-third. Once, Aceves returns from the DL, he is expected to resume his role as a starter for the Pawsox and could still be a valuable asset for them as they continue to lead the IL North by four games. With the Pawsox this season, Aceves has gone 4-2 with a 4.25 ERA in eight starts.
Don’t expect to see Aceves back up with the Red Sox until September since he will miss sometime with the oblique injury and the team has better options at this point at both the major league and minor league levels going forward.