Alfredo Aceves suspended 50 games for drug of abuse

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If the Yankees were planning on bring Alfredo Aceves back at any point, they’re going to have to consider a new backup plan.

Aceves has received a 50 game suspension–without pay–after a second positive test of a drug of abuse. Aceves has to serve the suspension immediately and had a bizarre season so far, appearing in 10 games for the Yankees as an ineffective long man. He last pitched on Tuesday so the Scranton Wilkes-Barre RailRiders are going to have to replace him by Sunday.

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2 Responses to Alfredo Aceves suspended 50 games for drug of abuse

  1. Robert Rufa says:

    I think it's time to forget there's a pitcher named Sabathia in the organization and start rebuilding the starting rotation from scratch and keeping whomever is performing. Not sure whatever possessed them to reacquire Aceves.

    Cervelli should see more time at first base, in case Tex develops Sabathia knee and becomes useless too.

    Bringing up Zelious may turn out to be a good move, if last night was any indication. Let's hope he doesn't fizzle like Solarte. If he becomes solid, and if he's a better fielder than Solarte, he's a keeper.

    I hope Tanaka's not on a downward trend. On almost any other night, he gives up four runs and he loses the game, so he was lucky he gave them up on a rare night when the Yankees scored some runs.

    Whenever I feel a twinge of guilt for criticizing the Yankees, I remind myself that I've been a fan since 1949 and I get to. Living in Queens made me a natural Dodgers' fan, but I risked derision from my friends. Strangely, after NY beat the Dodgers again in '49 some of them changed sides.

  2. Michael R says:

    Sometimes we just have to hang in there while changes take place. I have also been a fan along time (mid 50's) and still remember those horrible CBS years, but the Yanks always come back. They will again, but a new game plan has to take hold for that to happen. Cleaning house is probably the only alternative.

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