Red Sox sign relievers Aceves and Reyes


Red Sox sign relievers Aceves and Reyes

The Red Sox will have two new pieces meeting them in Fort Myers, Fla., and they won't be arriving by truck.

The team has reportedly signed former Yankee right-handed reliever Alfredo Aceves, adding another potential arm to their bullpen. The news was first reported via Twitter by Peter Abraham and Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe. ESPN's Buster Olney reported that the deal is worth 650,000, plus another 100,000 in possible incentives.

The Red Sox have also agreed to a minor-league contract with left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes, the team announced. The deal includes an invitation to big league spring training.

With the additions, Boston continues to try to improve its bullpen, which had the A.L.'s third-worst ERA last year. This offseason, they've added relievers Bobby Jenks, Dan Wheeler, Matt Albers and Hideki Okajima.

Aceves, 28, pitched in only 10 games last year before suffering a lower-back injury and then a broken left clavicle during a bike-riding accident in Mexico.

He has a 3.21 ERA and an 8730 KBB ratio in 126 innings spread over 54 relief appearances and five starts in his career. In 43 appearances during the 2009 season, he put together a 10-1 record with a 3.54 ERA. He's expected to be healthy enough to pitch by March.

Reyes was 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA in 59 appearances last year with the St. Louis Cardinals. The 33-year-old is 35-35 with a 4.18 ERA in 669 career outings.