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Source: Alfredo Aceves was no longer considered ‘reliable’ major league contributor, depth by Red Sox; serving as own agent

07.15.13 at 1:51 pm ET
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NEW YORK — According to a team source, the impetus for Alfredo Aceves being  taken off the Red Sox‘ 40-man roster was because the organization viewed him as neither a “reliable” major league contributor or major league depth.

The Sox outrighted Aceves to Triple-A Pawtucket Sunday. The righty cleared waivers, meaning all 29 clubs passed on the opportunity to claim him at no cost (except for his split contract), despite the fact that he has options remaining.

Two industry sources also confirmed that Aceves is no longer represented by agent Tom O’Connell, and is believed to be self-represented. (Aceves can receive assistance from from the Major League Baseball Players Association regarding any matter, if he chooses.)

Aceves last pitched for the Red Sox on July 9, giving up one hit over 2/3 innings of relief. With the Sox this season, the righty totaled a 4-1 mark with a 4.86 ERA. He made six starts, managing a 4.45 ERA in such a role.

The 30-year-old has made eight starts with the PawSox, going 4-2 with a 4.35 ERA.

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