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We've seen enough of Lackey

Message to Tito: It's time to cut your losses, move on to Aceves

Updated: September 10, 2011, 1:27 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- This has gone on long enough. Terry Francona has to yank John Lackey from the starting rotation.

Francona has a replacement on hand. His name is Alfredo Aceves, and while Francona understandably is reluctant to take Aceves out of a relief role in which he has served with distinction, it's simply not fair to the rest of the team to keep running Lackey out there to have his head handed to him, every five days.

Lackey has achieved the impossible. He has made ...

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