The Yankees signed Alfredo Aceves on this date in 2008. The investment paid off, as the Yankees obtained 126 innings of 3.21 ERA baseball from the right-hander before non-tendering him last offseason. He signed with the rival Red Sox about a year ago and excelled in 2011, his debut campaign in Boston. Aceves' arbitration case remains unresolved and his 24-3 career record and 2.93 ERA should be enough to make things interesting should the sides go to a hearing. Here are today’s AL East links...
- Red Sox GM Ben Cherington said the hearings for Aceves and David Ortiz aren’t scheduled this week, Alex Speier of WEEI.com tweets.
- Yankees GM Brian Cashman said last night at Sacred Heart University that he's comfortable with A.J. Burnett in his starting rotation, Matt Ehalt of ESPNNewYork.com reports. The right-hander has two years and $33MM remaining on his contract.
- The Yankees have three players on the 40-man roster with less than five years of service who are out of options: Boone Logan, Chris Dickerson and Justin Maxwell.
- Meanwhile, the Blue Jays have four such players in Rajai Davis, Luis Perez, Sergio Santos and Luis Valbuena. Jeff Mathis and Dustin McGowan have five-plus years of service and are out of options.
Tim Dierkes contributed to this post.