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Red Sox, Aceves Agree to 1-Year, $1.2M Deal

KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 19:  Alfredo Aceves #91 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the eighth inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - AUGUST 19: Alfredo Aceves #91 of the Boston Red Sox throws in the eighth inning during a game against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium on August 19, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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The Boston Red Sox have signed Alfredo Aceves to a 1-year, $1.2 million deal with $100 thousand in bonuses according to Nick Cafardo (via twitter).Aceves had filed at $1.6 million and the Red Sox offered $900 thousand, so the deal is just under the midpoint and allows each to avoid arbitration.

Alex Speier notes that Aceves the bonuses come in $25 thousand increments based on number of starts or number of appearances, depending on team usage.

Aceves, 29, enters his 5th season, his second with the Red Sox.

Source: Sox, Aceves agree to $1.2M deal - Alex Speier | WEEI
"According to a baseball source, the Red Sox agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed $1.2 million deal for 2012 with Alfredo Aceves, thereby avoiding salary arbitration with the pitcher. The deal includes up to $100,000 in potential bonuses, either should Aceves end up in the Red Sox rotation (with $25,000 bonuses should he reach five, 10, 15 or 25 starts) or back in the bullpen (with $25,000 bonuses awarded for 55, 60, 65 and 70 appearances), with a maximum of $100,000 in potential bonuses."