Cubs re-sign RHP Andury Acevedo to a Minor League Contract
The Cubs re-signed one of the young arms that was in the system last season. RHP Andury Acevedo has returned to the Cubs on a minor league contract two days after he was outrighted off the 40-man roster to Triple-A Iowa and elected free agency.
Acevedo inked a minor league deal with the Cubs last November and was immediately added to the 40-man roster. Acevedo spent half of Spring Training in big league camp before he was optioned to Triple-A Iowa.
Acevedo showed his athleticism in Spring Training while struggling with his command.
Acevedo was assigned to Double-A Tennessee on April 4. Acevedo pitched in six games before landing on the 7-day DL on April 26.
Acevedo allowed five runs, four earned, on three hits with nine walks and seven strikeouts in five innings (7.20 ERA, 2.40 WHIP).
Acevedo missed the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. Acevedo had surgery on May 13 to repair the ligament that he injured hustling to first base trying to beat out a grounder to shortstop for an infield single on April 22.
Andury Acevedo, 26, has a big arm and good stuff. Like many former position players that convert to the mound, Acevedo has a simple delivery and is very athletic. Acevedo struggles with his command as the numbers point out.
If the Cubs are able to work with him for a full season, Acevedo has the type of power arm that can record outs at the big league level.