Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said that Alfredo Aceves, whose three-game suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team" will conclude after Monday's game, will travel to Anaheim separately from the rest of the team and be ready to pitch against the Angels. However, asked whether Aceves would serve as the closer going forward, said that the Sox "haven't made that determination."
Aceves is 2-8 with a 4.60 ERA this year. He's 25-for-32 in save opportunities, with his seven blown saves tied for the most in the American League. On Friday night, WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia reported, he tore off his jersey on his way off the field after Andrew Bailey recorded a four-out save -- one day after Aceves had a two-inning, five-run, six-hit yield against the Angels. (More on the actions that led to the suspension are here .)
While Valentine has not discussed the details leading to Aceves' suspension, he made clear that the reliever crossed a line.
"It just deals with being responsible for your actions and understanding that all actions have consequence. It's just a simple rule. Remember, I don't have a lot of rules, but one of the rules I stated early on is that you don't do anything to embarrass yourself, your teammates or your organization," said Valentine.
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