Athletics announced on Monday that the right-hander Domingo Acevedo, who had been nominated for an assignment on Saturday, authorized release waivers and re-signed an agreement with the minor leagues to return to the organization.
Acevedo made his big-league debut with the As earlier this season, allowing three runs in three innings before being designated for an assignment. That DFA was largely a numbers game, as Oakland needed to free up space for on-time acquisitions Yan gomes and Josh harrison.
Based on Acevedo’s success in an exceptionally hitter-friendly Triple-A setting, it’s no surprise the A’s wanted to bring him back quickly. In 23 1/3 innings with Vegas this year, the 27-year-old right-hander posted a 3.09 ERA with a whopping 42.6% strikeout rate and 5.3% walk rate. Of the 147 pitchers who have appeared in at least 20 AAA games this season, Acevedo ranks second for strikeouts and 33rd for ERA.
Acevedo spent seven years in the Yankees system but never saw the Majors with them. He has a career 3.02 ERA in eight minor league seasons, including a 4.12 mark on 52 1/3 AAA balls. If he continues to play at his previous levels, he should have another look in the Majors before too long.