Oakland A’s add intriguing arm in Domingo Acevedo

MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Domingo Acevedo #46 of the New York Yankees and the World Team delivers the pitch against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 09: Domingo Acevedo #46 of the New York Yankees and the World Team delivers the pitch against the U.S. Team during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Marlins Park on July 9, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) /
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One time prospect Domingo Acevedo is getting a second chance as the Oakland A’s have signed him to a minor league deal.

The Oakland A’s were busy on Friday. Not only did they add three players to the 40 man roster, but they also announced the signing of 11 players to minor league contracts. Some, such as Pete Kozma, have major league experience. Others are essentially a lottery ticket, with the A’s hoping that they can find lightning in a bottle with these players.

One of the more intriguing minor league signings is Domingo Acevedo. He was once a highly regarded prospect for the Yankees, a pitcher who would seemingly come up in every hypothetical trade offer. Instead, he not only remained in the Yankees system, but languished in the minors and never really reached his potential.

Acevedo has put together solid numbers during his time in the minors. Over his 453 minor league innings, he has posted a 3.02 ERA and a 1.166 WHiP, striking out 471 batters with 124 walks.

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The biggest concern facing Acevedo at this point is his lack of experience at the highest level of the minors. Although he will be 27 years old before the start of the 2021 season, he has just 29 innings over 12 games at AAA. Acevedo has not exactly lit the world on fire in that time, posting a 4.97 ERA and a 1.483 WHiP in that time.

Despite that lack of experience, Acevedo could not have landed in a better place. The A’s have three relievers that entered free agency, leaving plenty of room on the major league roster. While one of those spots may end up going to Miguel Romero, who was added to the 40 man roster, there are other opportunities to be had.

If he can deliver on his promise and perform well in Spring Training, Acevedo could end up with one of those roles. The stuff is certainly there, and he did perform well in a relief role in AA in 2019. It is just a matter of Acevedo showing that he can get outs at the highest level.

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Domingo Acevedo could get that chance he has been looking for. The Oakland A’s have signed him to a minor league deal, adding another intriguing arm to their roster.

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