Alfredo Aceves suspended 50 games for testing positive for a drug of abuse

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Yankees pitcher Alfredo Aceves was designated for assignment in early June. He accepted a minor league assignment and has been pitching in Scranton, off the 40-man roster. As we noted the other day, when you’re off the 40-man roster, of course, you are subject to more stringent testing for drugs of abuse. Which, it appears, has made Aceves’ season go from bad to worse:

Aceves posted a 6.52 ERA with six homers allowed during his time in the bigs this year. He has appeared in seven games — five as a starter — with a 3.29 ERA in Triple-A. Now he’s going home for a couple of months.