Red Sox, Alfredo Aceves Avoid Arbitration

As of a couple of days ago, the Boston Red Sox would be doing something they haven't done since 2002: take a player to an arbitration hearing. While David Ortiz's situation remains up in the air, the other player that hadn't agreed to terms with the team up to that point, finally did on Sunday.

According to Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe, the Red Sox and relief pitcher Alfredo Aceves have agreed to terms to a one-year deal, $1.2 million deal with $100K in bonus incentives. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports also tweets that Aceves will earn $25K for 5, 10, 15 and 20 starts or 55, 60 and 65 appearances (give or take him being starter or reliever in 2012).

The two sides appear to have met in the middle, as Aceves filed for $1.6 million while the team came in short of $1.0 million. Aceves had a strong 2011 campaign for the Red Sox as he went 10-2 with a 2.61 ERA in four spot starts and 49 appearances out of the pen'. Aceves will reportedly come to Spring Training this year as a starter, but will move back to the bullpen if needed.

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