Alfredo Aceves is the classic swingman. He can start. he can relieve. He can close. He can pitch in fifth for four innings. Aceves was an important member of the Yankees in 2009 being just that. Winning 10 games, starting one and finishing 10 games.
Aceves went to the Red Sox and back to the Yankees last season going 1-2 with a 6.52 ERA in 10 games and then getting suspended for marijuana.
He’s a free agent, and now he had a showcase in Arizona, and according to MLB.com’s Jesse Sanchez, the Padres were one of the teams to check in on him.
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Aceves could be the wild card kind of player in spring training if the Padres brought him. Because he can fill any role, it makes him an attractive asset to a club.
Looking at his numbers over the past few seasons though, the results haven’t been good. Adding to that with the suspension last season, and it’s not a great look for Aceves if he wants to pitch in the big leagues.
Teams are always looking for pitching, any way and any how they can get it. If Ace has anything left, he may be an interesting addition for the Friars this spring.
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