Jun 18, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Alfredo Aceves delivers a pitch against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Yankees sign Alfredo Aceves to minor league deal


The Yankees have signed another free agent, but this time it’s not as huge a splash as the rest of their off season moves.

A couple of days after being released by the Baltimore Orioles, Alfredo Aceves signed a minor-league contract with the New York Yankees, according to Ken Davidoff of the New York Post. The move adds general pitching depth as Aceves has been used as a starter and a bullpen piece over his career.

In Spring Training, Aceves pitched in six games, none of them starts, and amassed a 4.50 ERA. Prior to this season, Aceves spent three years with Boston, acting as a spot starter in 2011 and 2013, and earning 25 saves in between during 2012. Before signing with Boston, however, Aceves spent three years with the Yankees. During his seasons there, he made five starts, but earned a 14-1 record out of the bullpen with a three-year ERA of 3.21. He also saved 2 games for the Yankees.

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