Mets interested in Alfredo Aceves

Alfredo+Aceves+Boston+Red+Sox+v+Baltimore+NtHC6Rc2DtElThe Mets are interested in free-agent reliever Alfredo Aceves.



12:35 pm: If the Mets do sign Aceves, it would likely be on a minor-league deal (Carig).


Nov. 14: “Good possibility” Aceves lands with the Mets (Olney).

Nov. 13: The Mets have shown interest in Aceves (Cafardo).


Aceves, 30, posted a 4.86 ERA and 1.730 WHIP in 11 games (six starts) with Boston last season.

He was up and down between Triple-A and the majors during the year, before being released in mid-July.

In 361 career innings, Aceves has a 3.69 ERA and 1.205 WHIP.

For Michael Baron's earlier thoughts on Aceves, click here...

Michael Baron, Contributor

Aceves had a strange season in Boston. He made only 11 appearances and there was some controversy as to whether or not he was actually injured before he was released. He was sent to Triple-A Pawtucket, but did not return to the big leagues. Prior to 2012, he had turned into one of the better relief pitchers in the game with a hard fastball and cutter and an effective change-up. He’s mostly a flyball pitcher, but has done a good job keeping the ball in the ballpark over the course of his career. It’s unclear what his market might be right now and what he might command, but he could be a good low-risk addition.

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