The Yankees non-tendered right handed reliever Alfredo Aceves last week, but it had more to do with his health coming off surgery than his skills. Now we hear the Yankees are looking at trying to bring him back on a minor league deal, but they will have competition.
Yankees would like to get Aceves back, but on minor league deal so he can rehab injuries/not take up 40-man roster spot.
Also via Sherman:
Rockies among teams interested in recently non-tendered Yankees RHP Alfredo Aceves.
It’s only natural that other teams would be interested in Aceves which is why it was surprising to see them take a chance on non-tendering him. He did seem to enjoy his time here in the Bronx so it seems like re-signing him shouldn’t be that big of an issue.
The problem is that a minor league deal is a non-guaranteed deal. A team like the Rockies would probably have no problem offering him a guaranteed major league deal. It’s a big difference as far as money is concerned and even if he loved his time with the Yankees it could be hard to walk away from guaranteed money.
The Yankees may live to regret non-tendering Aceves.