Acevedo (knee) signed a minor league contract with the Cubs on Monday, Matt Eddy of Baseball America reports.
Acevedo became a free agent after being outrighted to Triple-A earlier in the month, but the Cubs decided to bring him back while keeping him off the 40-man roster. The right-hander has a strong history of missing bats, but he'll have to improve upon his paltry 7.20 ERA he posted at Double-A Tennessee prior to tearing his ACL.
Acevedo (knee) was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
Acevedo tore his ACL just over a month into the Double-A season, so rather than hope that he can return to his prior form, the Cubs decided to use his 40-man roster spot on more high-profile prospects. The right-hander is only 26 years old, but he'll need to bounce back in a big way if he wants to get a sniff of the major leagues in the next couple seasons.
Acevedo (knee) is out for the season after suffering a torn ACL, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.
The 25-year-old had struggled at Double-A Tennessee this season before suffering the torn ACL, working a 7.20 ERA with seven strikeouts against nine walks in five innings of work. Acevedo has already undergone the surgery to repair his torn ACL, ending his season.
Acevedo was optioned to Triple-A on Monday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times reports.
Acevedo has struggled a bit early this spring, so it's not a surprise to see him headed to Triple-A prior to Opening Day. The 25-year-old spent time at three levels last season and posted a 2.31 ERA across 11.2 innings (10 appearances) at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre as a member of the Yankees organization.
Acevedo struggled again Thursday, giving up two walks and two runs en route to his second loss of the spring.
In 2.1 innings, Acevedo has given up five runs and two hits. He's walked three and struck out just one. When the Cubs make their next round of cuts, don't be surprised to see his name on the list.
Acevedo pitched a perfect inning an exhibition victory over the Angels on Friday.
Acevedo is on the 40-man roster, but he has lot of pitchers to pass on the depth chart if he wants to make the team out of spring training. The former infielder is likely to spend most of the year with Triple-A Iowa.
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