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Alfredo Aceves needs to be a model citizen in spring training.
Despite his obvious talent, Alfredo Aceves may not be with the Red Sox when spring training ends.
After multiple incidents in his first two years in Boston, Aceves added to the drama when he didn’t take a live batting practice session seriously.
Though the rubber-armed pitcher has value as a swing man capable of being a long reliever as well as being capable of starting if someone gets injured, John Farrell could make an example of Aceves by releasing him.
Releasing Aceves wouldn’t come at a great cost as his contact isn’t fully guaranteed. If he is let go before March 27, the Red Sox would only owe him $651,639.
This would be a bold move but it would send a message that Farrell means business and that he won’t tolerate this type of behavior.