5 years ago

Alfredo Aceves' agent, Tom O'Connell, was told by Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington Monday that the team will not tolerate any more of the righty's antics.

Aceves, who has a lengthy history of rubbing people the wrong way, refused to throw at full strength during a live batting practice session Sunday. He then performed the drill as intended after being confronted by manager John Farrell. A source told CSN New England's Sean McAdam that the club feels as though Aceves was "absolutely" testing the waters with his new manager. The right-hander prefers to start but will be used in the bullpen for Boston this season.