Sox call up Aceves; Victorino day-to-day

Sox call up Aceves; Victorino day-to-day
July 7, 2013, 8:30 pm
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ANAHEIM, Calif -- With Andrew Miller on the DL, the Red Sox promoted Alfredo Aceves to fill in out in relief.
     
"He knows he's going to be in the bullpen for the remainder of this trip," said John Farrell. "He's going to be middle (relief), he's going to be late in the game. We all know he's durable, he's resilient. We'll see how that role evolves. You could even envision him finishing out a game with a multiple-inning relief appearance.
     
"We needed experience, a durable arm, to fortify what we've got here right now."
     
"The big thing is to help," said Aceves of the role. "I came here to help the team as a pitcher. That's all I can do."
     
Meanwhile, Farrell was encouraged by the work of Andrew Bailey, who pitched an inning and two thirds scoreless ball Saturday night.
     
"He's getting there," said Farrell. "It seems like he's used a better pitch mix overall. The short-term nature of relievers, I think they can build back their confidence a little bit quicker rather than a starter having to go two or three weeks to regain it."

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Outfielder Shane Victorino was out of the lineup, a day after coming out of Saturday's loss with a strained left hamstring.
     
"He's day-to-day," said Farrell. "He felt better today, particularly after the treatment he got here today."
     
Victorino has battled nagging injuries to both his back and hamstring periodically since April.
     
"I would think at the some point, they're inter-related," Farrell said. "He doesn't play the game half-heartedly. Everything he does if full bore. He's trying to manage it as best as he can with all the stretching and treatment he receives. But, yeah, we'd certainly like him to be on the field every single day. He's missed when he's not on the field."
    
Farrell said he may have to play Victorino for two or three days then give him a day off until the All-Star break to ensure the injuries are managed.

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