blamed on the home plate umpire, the weather, the mound conditions, and his teammates' cold bats, Alfredo Aceves has been optioned to Pawtucket.
The Globe is reporting that Ryan Lavarnway will be called up. Whoever is recalled may only be with the big club for a few days, as John Lackey is expected to be activated on Sunday.
In five games (three starts) this season, Aceves has a 8.66 ERA, having allowed 25 hits and 12 walks in only 17.2 innings. Opposing batters have a 1.047 OPS (.329/.416/.632). ... Since August 1, 2012, Aceves's ERA is 8.51 over 25 games.