The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have signed former New York Yankees pitching prospect Andury Acevedo to a Major League contract. Acevedo, 25, is a former outfielder who was converted into a relief pitcher before joining the Yankees organization in 2012. Prior to 2012 he was in the Pirates organization.
Andury split the 2015 season between 3 teams, making it as high as Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre where he was 1-2 with a 2.31 Earned Run Average in 10 games. In total he pitched 59 innings over 41 games this past season, all of them out of the bullpen.
The Cubs are getting a solid relief prospect in Acevedo. The right-hander averages 95 miles per hour with his fastball and has a deceptive delivery that keeps hitters guessing. He compliments his fastball with a slider and change up that helps keep opposing batters off balance.