Alfredo Aceves Designated For Assignment After Struggling With Yankees

Alfredo AcevesAlfredo Aceves’ second stint with the New York Yankees was less than impressive.

Aceves was designated for assignment by the Yankees on Wednesday after posting a 6.52 ERA (14 earned runs in 19 1/3 innings) over 10 appearances. The Yankees also optioned pitcher Preston Claiborne to Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre while calling up pitcher Jose Ramirez and activating pitcher Wade LeBlanc, who New York claimed off waivers Tuesday.

Aceves has struggled to gain any traction this season. The 31-year-old opted out of his contract with the Baltimore Orioles at the end of spring training and signed with the Yankees. Aceves posted a 1.40 WHIP with the Bronx Bombers after being called up May 3 and now finds himself looking for another major league opportunity.

The Boston Red Sox essentially wrote off Aceves last season after ineffectiveness and questionable behavior. Aceves had a good 2011 season with the Red Sox, posting a 10-2 record and 2.61 ERA in 55 appearances (four starts), but it’s been all downhill since for the polarizing right-hander.

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