The Chicago Cubs and right-handed pitcher Andury Acevedo have agreed to terms on a 2016 contract. The club's 40-man roster now stands at 31 players.
Acevedo, 25, has spent the last four seasons pitching in the New York Yankees organization, reaching the Triple-A level for the first time last year and going 1-2 with one save and a 2.31 ERA (3 ER/11.2 IP) in 10 relief outings with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. After starting the campaign with Single-A Tampa, Acevedo pitched at three levels in the Yankees chain last year, combining to go 3-4 with three saves and a 2.59 ERA (17 ER/59.0 IP) in 41 relief appearances. Acevedo earned Florida State League mid-season All-Star honors, posting a 1.40 ERA (3 ER/19.1 IP) in 13 relief appearances with Tampa.
The 6-foot-4, 235-pound Acevedo was originally signed by Pittsburgh as an infielder in 2007 before he converted to a relief pitcher upon signing with the Yankees in 2012. Overall, Acevedo is 8-8 with four saves and a 4.00 ERA (55 ER/123.2 IP) in 95 professional relief outings.
Acevedo is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.