#Cubs sign RHP Acevedo
The Cubs have signed Minor League free agent right-handed pitcher Andury Acevedo to a contract. Acevedo, 25, has spent the last four seasons pitching in the Yankees organization, reaching the Triple-A level for the first time last year and going 1-2 with one save and a 2.31 ERA in 10 relief outings with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After starting the season with Class A Tampa, Acevedo pitched at three levels in the Yankees chain in 2015, combining to go 3-4 with three saves and a 2.59 ERA in 41 relief appearances.
Acevedo earned Florida State League mid-season All-Star honors, posting a 1.40 ERA in 13 relief appearances with Tampa.
He was originally signed by the Pirates as an infielder in 2007 before he was converted to a relief pitcher with the Yankees in 2012. Overall, Acevedo is 8-8 with four saves and a 4.00 ERA in 95 professional relief outings.
With the move, the Cubs’ 40-man roster is now at 31.