Yankees Non-Tender Alfredo Aceves & Dustin Moseley

Tonight was the deadline to offer arbitration to players without contracts or to release them as free agents. The Yankees released pitchers Dustin Moseley and Alfredo Aceves, according to Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily News.

It wasn’t much of a surprise that Moseley, 28, was non-tendered after they re-signed RHP Sergio Mitre yesterday. They could have kept him around for depth, but with enough major league ready pitching in the minors the Yankees should be fine in case of injuries.

It was a suprise that Aceves, 28 in less than a week, was expected to be a part of the Yankees bullpen in 2011. He did just have surgery to repair a broken clavicle which should take a full three months to recover from. That means he could potentially start his rehab by spring training, but even still he might not be ready until May or later.

So the Yankees have probably non-tendered him so they don’t have to eat up a spot on the roster. Hopefully they’ll try to re-sign him to a minor league contract.

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2 Responses to Yankees Non-Tender Alfredo Aceves & Dustin Moseley

  1. Tanned Tom says:

    Moseley, Mitre, Marte and Aceves? I'm kinda sick of this group. No Mike Stanton or Jeff Nelson in this bunch. You want to win championships? You have 2 or 3 closer caliber relievers, along with all the rest. In short, you field a team without a glaring weakness. But lately they're overpaying for underperformers like Burnett and Rodriguez, then trying to make up for it by filling the bullpen on the cheap. Won't do. It's one thing to use kids out of the pen, like Chamberlain or Robertson (or like they did with Hughes in 2009), it's another thing entirely to fill it with a bunch of so-whats. And without Wood in the pen, the relievers are a hope and a prayer until you get to Rivera, and he's only 63. Instead of a bunch of injury prone players, let's give this "major league ready" pitching we're always hearing so much about a shot at it.

    Ugh, it's just hard to root for this team with A-fraud, Jeter trying to extort superstar money (wake up dude!), Hank the imbecile spouting off (does he remind anyone else of George W. Bush?) and Cashman completely blowing chunks in 2010 (Nick Johnson? Really? Javier Vazquez? Excuse me while I vomit).

  2. Mike S. says:

    I like Aceves. I hope something can be worked out in which Ace can return. He was huge in 2009 (10-1, 3.54) and is 14-1 in his big league career with a 3.21 ERA. He can start and relieve.

    If he can only get healthy (clavicle, back) and get back to form, he was and can be every bit as important as Ramiro Mendoza was—meaning that he could emergency start as well as pitch in long or short relief.