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Aceves is full of surprises

Quirky Sox pitcher shows sudden team spirit and vows best behavior

Updated: February 26, 2013, 1:37 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. -- Once again, Boston Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves violated spring training protocol in confounding fashion, and his manager for the day, Torey Lovullo, took notice.

But before jumping to any conclusions, understand this was not a bad thing. For a team that not so long ago was being condemned because their starting pitchers were oblivious to what their teammates were doing when they weren't in the game -- Terry Francona, in his book, recounted how one NFL Sunday ...

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