BOSTON -- Alfredo Aceves' appearance in Thursday night's Red Sox victory over the Orioles raised questions as to whether the veteran swingman would be able to start in place of the injured Jon Lester on Sunday.
On Friday afternoon, we got the answer: No, he won't.
Instead, the Sox will recall highly regarded right-hander Kyle Weiland from Pawtucket to make the start. Weiland is 8-6 with a 3.00 ERA for the PawSox, but is 6-2 with a 2.33 ERA in his last 10 starts.
More to come . . .
The Red Sox have invited nine non-roster players to spring training, the team announced Wednesday. The team now has a total of 15 non-roster invitees.
Added Wednesday to the spring training roster were outfielder/infielder Allen Craig, third baseman Rafael Devers, first baseman Sam Travis, catcher Jordan Procyshen, outfielders Brian Bogusevic and Rusney Castillo, and right-handed pitchers Kyle Kendrick, Chandler Shepherd and Ben Taylor.
In addition to 39 players on the 40-man roster, the Sox have the following breakdown of non-roster invitees:
Pitchers: Kyle Kendrick, Edgar Olmos, Chandler Shepherd, Ben Taylor, Marcus Walden
Catchers: Dan Butler, Jake DePew, Jordan Procyshen
Infielders: Rafael Devers, Matt Dominguez, Sam Travis
Outfielders: Brian Bogusevic, Rusney Castillo, Allen Craig, Junior Lake