Alfredo Aceves has shown his versatility to the Red Sox time and time again this season, bouncing back and forth between the bullpen and the starting rotation. On Tuesday, he’ll be forced to show it again, when he’ll be asked to start in place of a sick Josh Beckett after making his last four appearances out of the bullpen.
Sox catcher Jason Varitek was asked about Aceves after Monday’s 14-5 win over the Padres, and he praised the right-hander. But Varitek also made it a point to give credit to Tim Wakefield, who has filled a similar role for as long as most Red Sox fans can remember.
To hear what Varitek had to say, check out the video above.
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