Orioles sign former Red Sox pitcher Aceves to minor-league deal

January 15, 2014 | WNST Staff

The Orioles added another option for their bullpen Wednesday with the signing of former Red Sox pitcher Alfredo Aceves to a minor-league deal.

The 31-year-old right-hander struggled in his final two seasons in Boston but sports a career 3.69 earned run average in six major league seasons spent with the Yankees and Red Sox. Aceves split time between the Red Sox and minor leagues last season, pitching to a 4.86 ERA and a 1.73 WHIP (walks plus hits per inning pitched) in 37 innings at the major-league level.

Aceves will receive an invitation to spring training.

According to USA Today, Aceves will be guaranteed $1.2 million if he makes the major league club with a chance to earn up to $3 million with incentives.