Yankees want to bring Aceves back on minor league deal, Rockies interested


Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees are interested in bringing the recently non-tendered Al Aceves back on a minor league contract, though the Rockies are one team willing to give him a big league deal and a 40-man roster spot. Not only did Ace miss basically all of the 2010 season due to disc issues in his back, he recently had surgery to repair a broken collarbone suffered during a bike accident. The rehab from that will have him behind in Spring Training.

The Mexican Gangster was awesome in 2009, but his back is such a question mark that giving him a 40-man roster spot is pretty risky. I hope something gets worked out, but I fully expect him to bolt for a team willing to give him a big league deal.

Categories : Asides, Hot Stove League


  1. If he gets a major league deal, he should go and the Yankees should let him go. It would be sad to see him gone, but it would be the right decision.

    In a semi-related note, CMW is apparently looking for an ML deal. I doubt that happens.

  2. Monteroisdinero says:

    hasta luego Alfredo. Great cycling in Colorado.

    /damaged goods

  3. JobaWockeeZ says:

    His low GB rate is gonna be scary in Coors. Hopefully they dont giv him a ML deal.

  4. Shaun says:

    If he leaves too bad, he stays good, but no matter how good he was in 2009 if he isn’t able to stay healthy enough to help the team let him walk give and Noesi or the Brackman a shot then. I tired of seeing money get pissed away on MIA players.

  5. kurt says:

    i hope he enjoys the neck problems he will have in coors( constantly turning his head after every pitch)

  6. RL says:

    At least I’ll have a former Yankee to follow in Colorado (may Giambi too, if he resigns with the Rockies. And it doesn’t seem Tulo will be a future Yankee at this point.). I’ll miss the Mexican Gangster as a Yankee, if for no other reason than having one of my favorite nicknames!

  7. Neil says:

    I’d like to see the Yanks explore Andrew Miller. He was a big time prospect. A lot of times the 40 man roster has a couple guys on there that will never be more than role players at best such as a Reegie Corona. Why not take a chance on Miller for his potential upside?

  8. Here’s another player the Yanks buried. Do we fans forget that the Yanks began winning in 1996 when Steinbrenner was banned and the team was allowed to grow? Nelson and Stanton were great relievers, and retreads. No all that glows is gold, and not all that is gritty is garbage.

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