Red Sox shuffle pitching staff

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, Last Updated: 2:25 PM ET

BOSTON -- The Boston Red Sox made a couple of changes to their pitching staff Friday, adding right-hander Alfredo Aceves and lefty Felix Doubront while placing Matt Albers on the 15-day disabled list and designating Dennys Reyes for assignment.

Aceves signed with the Red Sox in February after spending three seasons with the New York Yankees. He was sent to the minors for the start of the 2011 campaign after pitching to a 4.05 earned run average in five spring training games.

Doubront was eligible to come off the 15-day disabled list after missing the last couple weeks of spring training with left forearm inflammation. He made his big league debut in 2010 for Boston and was 2-2 with a 4.32 ERA in 12 appearances.

Albers has a right lat strain. The right-hander, who joined the Red Sox in the offseason after pitching for Houston and Baltimore over the past five years, had worked two hitless innings with three strikeouts in a pair of relief outings before the injury.

Reyes had appeared in four games out of the Boston bullpen this season and was charged with four runs in just 1 2/3 innings. The 33-year-old lefty was with his 11th team in his 15th big league season.


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