Davidoff: Yankee sign Al Aceves to minor league deal

Betances and Nuno win final spots as Yankees finalize bullpen
Open Thread: 3/28 Camp Notes

The Mexican Gangster wears pinstripes once again. The Yankees have signed Al Aceves to a minor league contract, according to Ken Davidoff. The contract includes a July 1st opt-out. He will join the Triple-A Scranton rotation for the time being.

Aceves, 31, allowed five runs in ten innings with the Orioles this spring. He opted out of contract when he was advised he did not make the team. Aceves had a 4.86 ERA (6.35 FIP) in 37 innings for the Red Sox last season, spending most of the year in Triple-A. The Yankees will carry David Phelps, Adam Warren, and Vidal Nuno in their big league bullpen, so this move replenishes some rotation depth. Aceves has not been effective in a long time. I wouldn’t expect a return to 2009 glory anytime soon.

Betances and Nuno win final spots as Yankees finalize bullpen
Open Thread: 3/28 Camp Notes
  • Mandy Stankiewicz

    If by ‘rides’ I hope you mean ‘not on a mountain bike.

  • lightSABR

    Uh… Didn’t see that one coming.

  • TWTR

    Yeah, well, they’re covered if a fight breaks out.

  • JGYank

    Always liked him for some reason and was disappointed when they let him go. Nice to have him back I guess and it adds depth.

  • hey now

    More importantly, Alfredo Aceves’ wife is now back in the organization:


    Hey, now!

    • Mikhel

      I am not sure if they still are married. I am gonna ask though, a good friend lives a few blocks from Alfredo Aceces in San Luis Rio Colorado, Mexico (his dad usually attends games every weekend, he was a very good player in his time and the reason why Alfredo is nicknamed ‘little bigfoot’ since his dad was ‘el paton’ or ‘bigfoot’).

  • dkidd

    we’re gonna party like it’s 2009

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso
  • vicki

    love it; called for it early in the off-season. ace is crazy-emotional, but he just turned thirty-one; it’s not that he just forgot how to pitch. can we blame him for being so unhappy in boston?

  • Randy Keisler

    2011 I’d say was a lot better than 2009. I doubt he will be anything great but a decent depth signing. Wouldn’t be surprised to see him up sometime this year

    • vicki

      sure, if you’re only looking at era+. but his k/9 and bb/9 were better in 2009, and the kicker was his flexibility on a championship team. i still consider him an honorable mention for mvp. among a number of others, naturally.

  • KennyH123

    One of Cashman’s more boneheaded decisions letting this guy go in the first place. No reason whatsoever. I know he was hurt, but in 09 he was 10-1, could start or relieve, got big outs and cost nothing. Letting him walk to Boston was inexcusable.

    • BFDeal

      He had one good season after he left. One.

      • Greg c

        Yeah, and he was paid $650,000 for that 1 year. That’s all it took was a 1 year MLB contract close to minimum, but that was considered too much of a commitment.

  • Chris

    Any chance they trade for Ike Davis or pick up a first baseman for insurence on tex???…

  • Bo Knows

    I hope the Yankees had his crazy ass evaluated and made sure his prescriptions are filled.

  • willie w

    I hope they want him only to fill space at AAA

    he is bad news if he make the Yankees

  • forensic

    Yuck, hopefully he never has to appear in pinstripes this season though.

  • ALZ

    Davidoff says July 1, not July 31.

  • Jorge Steinbrenner


  • Comrade Al

    Another player who “magically” got better when he got to Boston and, just as “magically” lost it as soon as he left there.