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Alfredo Aceves suspended 50 games for testing positive for a drug of abuse

Alfredo Aceves

New York Yankees’ relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves delivers to the Chicago White Sox in the seventh inning of their baseball game at Yankee Stadium in New York, Friday, April 30, 2010. The Yankees won 6-4. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)


Yankees pitcher Alfredo Aceves was designated for assignment in early June. He accepted a minor league assignment and has been pitching in Scranton, off the 40-man roster. As we noted the other day, when you’re off the 40-man roster, of course, you are subject to more stringent testing for drugs of abuse. Which, it appears, has made Aceves’ season go from bad to worse:

Source: Yankees minor league pitcher Alfredo Aceves suspended 50 games for positive test for drug of abuse. Aceves currently at AAA.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 3, 2014

Aceves posted a 6.52 ERA with six homers allowed during his time in the bigs this year. He has appeared in seven games -- five as a starter -- with a 3.29 ERA in Triple-A. Now he’s going home for a couple of months.