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Alfredo Aceves to opt out of contract with Orioles

Mar 27, 2014, 10:35 PM EST

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According to Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com, right-hander Alfredo Aceves did not make the Orioles and will use the opt-out clause in his minor league contract in order to become a free agent.

Aceves allowed five runs on 11 hits and two walks over 10 innings this spring and struck out six batters. The 31-year-old was in the mix for a bullpen spot, but the Orioles appear likely go with right-hander Evan Meek, another non-roster invitee, assuming they don’t make another move before Opening Day.

Aceves had a 2.61 ERA in a swingman role with the Red Sox back in 2011, but he owns a 5.21 ERA in the majors since and has earned a reputation for attitude problems.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Mar 27, 2014 at 10:41 PM

    He’s betting on himself.

    Unfortunately everyone is playing poker and he’s playing crazy eights.

  2. bigharold - Mar 28, 2014 at 2:03 AM

    I don’t get what happened with this guy. He was great with the Yankees. Good performance and a model citizen too. It seemed like they decided to not take a chance on him because he had a couple of injuries. Since he left the Yankees he’s pretty much be a train wreck. Not merely poor performance but a bit of the “village idiot” too. Although that last part might have been Bobby V.

    I just don’t get it

    • proudlycanadian - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:21 AM

      He did the village idiot part all by himself.

    • comanchepilot - Mar 28, 2014 at 10:53 AM

      He did village idiot last year with the Sox all on his own – Farrell and his staff are the most patient folks around but even he was too much in the mental health department for them when his on-field performance became just average . . .

  3. carwreckdebangs - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:44 AM

    2008-2011 he was 24-3. What the hell happened? How can the wheels come off so quickly?

  4. deathmonkey41 - Mar 28, 2014 at 1:46 PM

    He apparently wants to move into the Red Sox front office so he can stare at Jason Varitek.

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