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Adrian Gonzalez’s first take upon arrival to Fort Myers
The Red Sox have signed former Yankee pitcher Alfredo Aceves to a Major League deal this afternoon. The contract has a $650,000 base with appearance-based incentive escalators. The Red Sox will have to make room on the 40-man roster for Aceves. It is likely that OF Daniel Nava or P Robert Coello both of whom they expect are the most likely to clear waivers and be available to report to the minors.
Aceves, who has two options remaining, will likely start the season in the minors as he stretches out his innings. While most of his time in New York had him coming out of the bullpen, the Red Sox envision him as a potential starter should depth be needed as well as an additional arm in the pen.
Low risk, could prove useful in multiple roles, battle tested in the AL East, throws strikes — I like it.
Jonathan Papelbon speaking with Gordon Edes (ESPN Boston)
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