Aceves cut, will opt-out
Right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves will not make the Orioles and will exercise the opt-out clause in his contract on Friday to leave the organization, according to an industry source.
The move makes it likely Evan Meek will get the final bullpen spot, assuming there aren’t any other trades or waiver wire pickups. The Orioles came close to acquiring an unknown player on waivers on Wednesday. Zach Britton and Josh Stinson, who are both out of options, figure to make the bullpen as well. Meek has allowed one run on two hits over eight innings this spring.
Aceves, 31, was signed to a Minor League contract this winter and allowed five earned runs over 10 innings on 11 hits and two walks. He also had six strikeouts. The move would leave the O’s with 35 players in camp.