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Alfredo Aceves will report to Triple-A because he wants his money

Apr 25, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

Alfredo Aceves AP

We’ve heard from some people wondering whether Alfredo Aceves will accept his demotion to Triple-A.

Aceves has 72 hours to report to Triple-A after the Red Sox optioned him to the minors yesterday. He hasn’t arrived in Pawtucket yet, but you can be sure he’ll get there within the time limit if only because he wants his money.

Aceves has a $2.65 million contract for this season and would be forfeiting the remainder of that money if he declined the Triple-A assignment. That would be awful lot of cash to give up in the name of pride, even for someone known to be a little unstable emotionally.

Or, put another way: He might be crazy, but he isn’t stupid.

  1. chacochicken - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    So if I report to Triple A can I get his money?

    • historiophiliac - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:12 PM

      What time will you arrive?

      /grabs fork & rotisserie skewer

      • chacochicken - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:23 PM

        My darling historiophiliac, have you ever tried catching a free range rooster before? Really to be fair, not really in the ole Gallus genus but more Ortalis. Much smarter and more noble…like this guy
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chachalaca
        Although that is not the origin of my screen name.

  2. dowhatifeellike - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:40 PM

    If they could go ahead call him back up around June 13th… that’d be great…

  3. jcmeyer10 - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    It’s a shame. Weirdly enough he was a bright spot last year. Unfortunately for him, as the success of the team first attitude grows, the leash he has for shenanigans grows shorter.

    • capeporpoise - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      Don’t patronize us with your Celtic slang…

  4. Ducky Medwick - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Stupider like a FOX!

  5. uyf1950 - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Pawtucket isn’t that far from Boston. How long does it take for someone to drive their?

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      He is probably flying on his broom.

    • Kevin S. - Apr 25, 2013 at 1:56 PM

      Maybe he’s backpacking?

    • bostonfreeparty - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:30 PM

      They gave him three days because the Pawsox are on the road until Saturday…

      • uyf1950 - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:39 PM

        They are in Buffalo that’s about a 90 minutes or so plane flight from Boston. Are the Red Sox generally in the habit of giving the players they demote to the minors time to wait until the club gets home before they have to report.

      • dan1111 - Apr 26, 2013 at 6:03 AM

        @uyf1950, Aceves had just thrown 80 pitches in his start. Do you expect him to rush over to Buffalo just so he can not pitch and then travel back?

    • takavl - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:33 PM

      He’s hitchhiking. Wearing his ski mask, with his bat over his shoulder, devil-eyes gleaming…

    • historiophiliac - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:45 PM

      Walk of Shame

      • jcmeyer10 - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:06 PM

        He’s still wearing the jersey he pitched in to boot.

  6. bossman6 - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:01 PM

    definitely seems like he has had some artificial “assistance” in this rehab

  7. jcmeyer10 - Apr 25, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    The Sox are asking for volunteers to drive him down to Pawtucket.

  8. macfunden - Apr 25, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Whats the problem if he has 72 hours to report? As long as he’s there by the 72 he’s good. Non story

  9. tfbuckfutter - Apr 25, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    Any chance they can convince him that Pawtucket is in Mexico, and then steal his green card before he leaves?

    • historiophiliac - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:00 PM

      Does this thing beg for a limerick or what?

      • tfbuckfutter - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:06 PM

        There once was a man named Alfredo
        I hope he gets hit by a bus

        Damn. That one wasn’t even a Haiku.

      • historiophiliac - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:08 PM

        LOL! I have some redneck Haiku. It’s pretty funny.

  10. tfbuckfutter - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:24 PM

    Dickhead Alfredo
    I hope he gets flattened
    By a city bus

    There. I made it work.

    Goddamn OCD.

    • historiophiliac - Apr 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM

      Sorry. I should know better than to start you.

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