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Yankees sign Alfredo Aceves to a minor league deal

Mar 28, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

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Alfredo Aceves is back in the Yankees organization for a second time. Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the Yankees have signed the right-hander to a minor league deal. Davidoff adds that Aceves will slide into the starting rotation at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. His contract includes an opt-out date on July 1.

Aceves made his big league debut with the Yankees in 2008 and remained with the organization through 2010. He suffered a back injury and the Yankees did not keep him around. As a result, Aceves signed with the rival Red Sox in February 2011. He signed a minor league deal with the Orioles in January, but exercised the opt-out clause in his contract on Thursday. Overall, in 361 Major League  innings, Aceves has a career 3.69 ERA with mediocre strikeout and walk rates.

  1. tfbuckfutter - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:20 PM


    Go back ta where ya came from ya bum.

  2. bigharold - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:23 PM

    I was wondering if the Yankees would take a chance on Aceves. When he was last here he was a productive well liked pitcher that gave them some important innings. Since leaving his production has fallen off and his reputation has suffered.

    If he comes back to the majors wit the Yankees, and that’s a big if, I guess it was the RS and Booby V. Time will tell.

    • tfbuckfutter - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:36 PM

      Yeah, it was definitely The Red Sox.

      Considering he pitched almost as many innings for them in 2011 as he did in his career as a Yankee, with an ERA more than a half run lower than his time in NY.

      Maybe when they gave him the responsibility of being a closer he fully lost his mind because he clearly has some severe mental defects.

      • bigharold - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:51 PM

        Or maybe he wasn’t a closer to begin and the RS weren’t smart enough to recognize that?

        Or maybe having to deal with a jackass like Booby V pushed him over the edge. A half run differential is insignificant and one can speculate on the various reasons as to whether it was his performance that caused the meltdowns or the meltdowns caused the poor performance. But, what is indisputable is he was a model citizen while with the Yankees and he was considered a head case with the RS. It could’ve well been the surroundings. Time could tell if he makes it back to the big leagues.

      • tfbuckfutter - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM

        Pretty sure the difference between 3.21 and 2.61 is significant, especially when facing the same competition.

        But good luck with it. I’m sure it will work out really well for the Yankees.

        Hopefully he’ll still be wearing the Yankee cap when he Ugueth Urbinas.

  3. jfk69 - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    I guess Alfredo never checks his box scores. It is good thing to have a high opinion of yourself. You listening Drew.

  4. proudlycanadian - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    Desperate times lead to desperate measures.

    • bigharold - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:51 PM

      He didn’t sign with the Jays.

      • proudlycanadian - Mar 28, 2014 at 7:50 PM

        They did not want old evil eyes.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:18 PM

      being a jays fan you should know all about desperate isn’t that right junior? Yea I know im right the record speaks for itself. 1993

      • proudlycanadian - Mar 29, 2014 at 6:18 AM

        If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it must be dirtyharry. Welcome back.

  5. mikhelb - Mar 28, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Good for Alfredo, he has been a lifelong Yankee fan. His golden dream was to play for the Yanks and he was really happy when he made it to the big apple (he took his dad and mom with him a few times to watch him play there, and his dad witnessed how Bobby V. treated Alfredo and why there was displeasure with Valentine in the clubhouse).

  6. jwbiii - Mar 28, 2014 at 11:09 PM

    Just understand, if you’re shopping in the Orioles’ dumpster, you should have no expectation of finishing ahead of them.

  7. pisano - Mar 29, 2014 at 1:57 AM

    Don’t be shocked if this guy pitches well for the Yankees, he’s always had a rubber arm, if he gets his head back on strait, he’ll do fine.

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