That nine-player blockbuster trade is official, but the drama continues in the Boston clubhouse. According to beat reporter Tim Britton of the Providence Journal, the Red Sox have suspended right-hander Alfredo Aceves for three games because of “conduct detrimental to the team.”
David Ortiz was out of the Boston Red Sox lineup, a day after returning from a month-long disabled list stint due to some lingering Achilles’ pain, according to multiple reports. "We’re going to evaluate, meet and evaluate his situation again," manager Bobby Valentine said before the game according to ESPNBoston.com. "It bothered him (Friday night), yeah. It wasn’t as pain-free as he was hoping."
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This time, David Ortiz’s return to the Red Sox may be for real. After missing over a month of time with an Achilles injury — when it appeared he’d return earlier — the Red Sox’ designated hitter raced around the bases on Thursday and emerged without any additional setbacks.