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Yankees designate Alfredo Aceves for assignment

Jun 4, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

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Alfredo Aceves‘ second stint with the Yankees was a short one, as the veteran right-hander has been designated for assignment after throwing 19 innings for New York.

Aceves posted a 6.52 ERA with six homers allowed to earn the demotion, although his 16/4 K/BB ratio was very good. He’s still just 31 years old, but Aceves has a 5.39 ERA in 140 innings dating back to 2012 and his reputation as a semi-crazy person probably won’t help him keep another gig.

  1. pisano - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:02 PM

    He was always a good soldier for the Yankees, it’s a shame because the guy has a rubber arm, but for some reason this time around with the Yankees he just kept giving up bombs.

    • tfbuckfutter - Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

      I think the “some reason” is that he’s a goddamned awful pitcher and an equally awful human being.

      • proudlycanadian - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:23 PM

        Aceves is an alien life form. Are you certain that he is not a good fit for the Red Sox?

      • drewzducks - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:39 PM

        Obsess much PC ? Don’t be bitter, be better.

  2. jfk69 - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    The Mets should jump on him. In Citifield he will do very well.

  3. uyf1950 - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    With that move the Yankees have an open spot on their 40 man roster. I see a Kendrys Morales in the Yankees future after this weekend.

  4. mikhelb - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:36 PM

    It was bound to happen, Aceves shaked various signs from McCann, the catcher did not like it and asked him for a fastball in the middle which was hit for a homer, next time McCann asked for the same pitch with the same result and Aceves did not like it. After that, Aceves got signs from the dugout because Mccann refused to give him signs.

    Very very weird all in all, Aceves never complained about his teammate, only about the location of the pitches (there have been good low score games by JR Murphy, like yesterday and in McCanns first or second inning of work, the As scored 4 runs with a HR on the first fastball McCann asked from Warren, juuust down the middle).

    • jfk69 - Jun 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

      McCann is over rated and already they have him penciled in as the future first basemen. The shift on McCann has him rattled and Long has no answers. i don’t see McCrap taking any heat for his pitchers when his pitch selection goes awry.

      • scoochpooch - Jun 4, 2014 at 10:09 PM

        NL talent playing in the tough AL East, I’ve expected nothing from McCann, Beltran, or KJohnson. Teams need to add AL players not vice versa.

  5. jfk69 - Jun 4, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Brett Tomko now is available. Yankees should love him as he is over 40.

  6. tfbuckfutter - Jun 4, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Don’t the Tigers need to address their closer position?

    He has experience in that role.

  7. 1998yanks - Jun 4, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    I was shocked when the Yankees took him a second time around. He stinks.

  8. randygnyc - Jun 4, 2014 at 7:51 PM

    Good riddance to Ace.. Morales could be in the Yankees future. I just hope Obama isn’t negotiating for the Yankees.

  9. yanks33 - Jun 4, 2014 at 8:28 PM

    I’m hoping Leblanc will come in and do a decent job always thought he was a decent lefty pitcher

    • pisano - Jun 5, 2014 at 12:57 AM

      yank33….well you got a little taste of him tonight, he looks like a batting practice pitcher to me.

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