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Red Sox | Have options with Alfredo Aceves

Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell and pitching coach Juan Nieves had to talk to RP Alfredo Aceves Sunday, Feb. 17, after the pitcher spent what was supposed to be live batting practice lobbing pitches softly toward home plate. The team appears to be willing to work with Aceves this spring with the hope he will improve his rocky standing with the team before they explore options of releasing or trading him. He has a non-guaranteed contract of $2.65 million for 2013. Boston would have to pay him only $434,426, or one-sixth his salary, if he is released before March 13, or it will cost $651,639 (one-fourth) if he is released on or before March 27. The Red Sox could release him and owe Aceves nothing based on the citizenship clause in his contract if he passes unclaimed through waivers. Such a scenario likely would go to arbitration, however.

2013-02-18 22:26:54 | Source: WEEI.com - Alex Speier

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