Aceves, who turned 28 last December, broke in with the Yankees in late 2008. In 59 appearances over three seasons, he had a 3.21 ERA and a nice 1.063 WHIP. Injuries limited Aceves to only 12 innings in 10 appearances last year; he also broke his collarbone last November.
Peter Abraham of the Globe is in Fort Myers and he notes that Jarrod Saltalamacchia was the first player on the field today. Abraham filed a report on pitcher Andrew Miller and says Adrian Gonzalez will be in camp on Wednesday.
Michael Silverman of the Herald has nine points of focus as spring training begins: Rotation, Catcher, Closer, Health, David Ortiz, Shortstop, Batting order, Bench/minors, and Bullpen. ... Well, that covers just about everything!
Boston has also signed Te Wera Bishop, a 17-year-old softball player from New Zealand. Bishop, a catcher, will be in Fort Myers next month for extended spring training.
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