Buckley, Shaughnessy surprised Aceves is stil with Sox


Buckley, Shaughnessy surprised Aceves is stil with Sox

Alfredo Aceves is still up to his uncontrollable, bizarre ways.

The reliever refused at first to throw batting practice pitches the way they should be thrown, instead lobbing them in there.

Aceves has a history of discipline issues, which leads many to wonder if the Red Sox should just part ways with him now.

Damon Amendolara on Sports Sunday asks Steve Buckley and Dan Shaughnessy if we're making this a mountain out of a molehill.

"I don't think it's a molehill at all because this is a guy that got suspended for three games last year," Buckley said. "He had a dustup with Dustin Pedroia, showed his manager up on the mound. They bring him back, John Farrell says clean slate let's start over again, and I thought he showed up the manager and the coaching staff today on something that is as simple as live batting practice. He kind of wasted everyone's time; that's my opinion.

Shaughnessy shares a similar opinion as Buckley, and is actually surprised that the Sox keep putting up with his antics.

"Yeah it's a little bit surprising to me that he's still here," Shaughnessy said. "And I wouldn't be surprised if he's still here at the end of the week. Because I just think they should have cut their losses last year with this guy. We know he's got ability, I just don't think he's worth it."

Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'


Ortiz quells comeback speculation: 'My playing time has expired'

Forget that cryptic Tweet to the Globe. David Ortiz isn't walking through that door, fans. At least not as a player.

"My playing time has already expired," Ortiz told ESPN Deportes. "Baseball is not something that you wake up today and you say, 'I'll play tomorrow.' Baseball is something that carries a lot of sacrifice, a lot of preparation, and there is a reason why we train the entire year to play it, practice every day, especially during the season, because it is a sport of consistency."

No one really thought he was contemplating a comeback, but last week he Tweeted this . . .

. . . and that raised hopes that he'd changed his mind.

Not so.