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Alfredo Aceves | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 218
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yankees released RHP Alfredo Aceves.
Aceves was reinstated from his 50-game suspension for a positive test for a drug of abuse, but he's now looking for a job. He figures to just sit out the rest of the season. Aug 27 - 3:35 PM

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Major League Baseball has suspended Alfredo Aceves for 50 games due to a positive test for a drug of abuse.

The exact drug he was taking is unknown -- it was a recreational drug, not a performance-enhancer. Aceves has been at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre since being designated for assignment by the Yankees on June 4. He had a rough 6.52 ERA in 19 1/3 innings this year for New York and probably won't return to the majors in 2014. Aceves turns 32 years old in December.
Jul 3 - 1:23 PM

Yankees sent RHP Alfredo Aceves outright to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

Aceves had been designated for assignment after putting up a 6.52 ERA in 19 1/3 innings of relief for the Bombers. He'll stick around as depth.
Jun 8 - 8:33 AM

Yankees designated RHP Alfredo Aceves for assignment.

Aceves was sporting a 6.52 ERA in 19 1/3 innings of relief this season for the Yankees. The 31-year-old right-hander hasn't been an effective pitcher since 2011 but may still draw some interest on the waiver wire.
Jun 4 - 4:15 PM

Alfredo Aceves was used in relief Monday and gave up two runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Mets.

Manager Joe Girardi said yesterday that Aceves would likely start Wednesday, but he backed off that before today's game saying he was still available in the pen. And, clearly, Girardi made no effort to avoid using him in relief, considering that he was the first guy in today after Hiroki Kuroda's six innings. It looks like the Yankees will call up someone to start Wednesday.
May 12 - 11:14 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi on Sunday listed Alfredo Aceves as the most likely candidate to take CC Sabathia's (knee) spot in the rotation.

Aceves has pitched well in relief since being promoted, allowing just one run over 7 1/3 innings. While his versatility is valuable, he's unlikely to be worthy of a roster spot in fantasy leagues.
May 11 - 12:48 PM

Yankees recalled RHP Alfredo Aceves from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

The 31-year-old hurler returns to the place he broke into the league. He appeared in 59 games for the Yankees during the 2008-2010 seasons, posting a 3.21 ERA and 1.06 WHIP. He's expected to function in a long relief role.
May 3 - 10:09 AM

Yankees signed RHP Alfredo Aceves to a minor league contract.

Aceves exercised the opt-out clause in his minor league deal with the Orioles on Thursday. He'll be in the rotation at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and will have another chance to opt out if he's not called up by July 1. Aceves has enjoyed success in the past but holds a 5.21 ERA over the last two seasons in the majors and is known for his surly demeanor.
Mar 28 - 5:41 PM

Orioles released RHP Alfredo Aceves.

Aceves exercised his opt-out clause when he learned that he lost out to Evan Meek for the final spot in the Orioles' bullpen. He'll look to catch on elsewhere but is not guaranteed to land a major league deal.
Mar 27 - 8:56 PM

Alfredo Aceves is expected to return to Orioles' camp on Thursday.

Aceves, a non-roster invitee this spring, recently left the team to return home to Mexico to obtain a work visa. He should return to workouts Saturday.
Feb 26 - 3:37 PM

Alfredo Aceves has a March 28 out clause with the Orioles.

In other words, he has to make the Opening Day roster or he can become a free agent. Aceves signed a minor league contract with Baltimore earlier this week that carries a potential $1.2 million major league salary.
Jan 16 - 11:13 AM

According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, Alfredo Aceves will be guaranteed $1.2 million if he makes the Orioles.

Aceves could max out at $3 million if he reaches certain incentives. The 31-year-old has struggled in recent seasons and always seems to find himself in the middle of drama, but his ability to start or relieve could come in handy for Baltimore.
Jan 15 - 3:48 PM

Orioles signed RHP Alfredo Aceves to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Aceves appeared in just 11 games with the Red Sox last season and had an ugly 5.36 ERA in 69 relief appearances in 2012, but he has enjoyed some success in the past. While the 31-year-old can be a bit of a headache, he could have value as a swingman.
Jan 15 - 3:19 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that if the Mets signed Alfredo Aceves, it would "probably" be on a minor league deal.

ESPN's Buster Olney reported Thursday that a pact between the two clubs was a "good possibility." With Matt Harvey out for the 2014 season following Tommy John surgery, the Mets could have room in their rotation for Aceves, who has always preferred to start. He's coming off back-to-back disappointing years, though, having posted a 5.21 ERA over 80 appearances for the Red Sox.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 12:43:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney says there's a "good possibility" free agent Alfredo Aceves signs with the Mets.

Aceves posted an ugly 4.86 ERA in 11 appearances (six starts) this past year for the Red Sox and was at times a headache for Boston manager John Farrell. But he shouldn't cost much for a Mets team that is open to taking chances on any potential roster upgrades. Aceves, 30, posted a 2.61 ERA across 114 innings back in 2011.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 02:32:00 PM

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