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There were reports that the Boston Red Sox were willing to part ways with right-handed swing man Alfredo Aceves following his demotion to Triple-A. While he's certainly damaged his value recently, Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe has heard that baseball people have kept an open mind as far as acquiring the right-hander. In fact, Cafardo wouldn't be surprised if the Texas Rangers or Los Angeles Angels check in on Aceves.
While teams aren't likely to surrender much in exchange for Aceves, one veteran adviser to a general manager told Cafardo that his arm makes him intriguing.
“You’d be crazy not to take that chance with an arm like
that. Change of environment can do wonders for a player who might have had a
troubled past. I think you always take that risk if the player has skills, and
Aceves has skills.”
Cafardo notes that the Angels and Rangers are both in the market for pitching depth. While the Rangers would "love" to add another starter, Cafardo says the Angels are more interested in bullpen help. Aceves has proven effective -- though not so much this season -- in both roles, making him a potential target for each team.
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