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Red Sox option Alfredo Aceves

Updated: April 24, 2013, 11:22 PM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Boston Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves, who had a dismal start in a 13-0 loss to the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday, was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Wednesday.

Aceves was sent down after a meeting with manager John Farrell, pitching coach Juan Nieves and general manager Ben Cherington in Farrell's office after Boston's 6-5 win over Oakland at Fenway Park.

Catcher Ryan Lavarnway, who is hitting .310 for Pawtucket, will take Aceves' roster spot, according to a team source.

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