May 27, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves (91) delivers a pitch during the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Aceves To Get Wednesday Spot Start, Mortensen to DL


Harry Burnham, in his recent BSI piece End of Week Starters Are Up In The Air as Rays’ Double Header Looms, made the call. Burnham tagged either Allen Webster or Alfredo Aceves as the starter Wednesday after the Sox had to empty the bullpen tank and use probable starter Franklin Morales in relief.

He also presciently indicated a possible “phantom” DL stint that would keep hot hitting Jose Iglesias with the big club. The game of musical chairs started today as the Sox called up Jose De La Torre to get a fresh arm in the pen. Predictably, Clayton Mortensen was put on the DL with a groin/hip ailment to make room for De La Torre. De La Torre is sure to swap places with Aceves when he’s activated to make the start.

“Clayton has been dealing with a groin and hip issue since we left Spring Training,” manager John Farrell told MLB.com’s Ian Browne. “As much as we wanted to get him for multiple innings last night, he couldn’t go after the one inning of work. That’s the move to get De La Torre here.”

Aceves, 2-1 with a 6.57 ERA, has been inconsistent throughout his up and down season with the Red Sox in 2013.

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  • Rick M

    Maybe baseball should have a small taxi squad to put a lid on phoney DL moves? Suit up 25 guys a game and have two sit. Maybe one pitcher and one position player? Union would love it. Solve some of the pitching woes. Starter goes he just sits for four days on the taxi and wheel in another body. Might even help the DL situation and even has the potential to lessen arm injuries. Roster is a joke anyways with the plethora of September call-ups. Just a thought.