Boston Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine announced today that Alfredo Aceves will be the closer for the Red Sox this season, according to Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe.
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Andrew Bailey was previously slotted to be the Red Sox closer but a recent hand injury will keep him out until after the All-Star break. As a result, Aceves will take over the ninth inning. Aceves posted a 2.61ERA last season in 55 appearances for the Red Sox. He has four career saves.