Wednesday February 09, 2011 | 02:48 AM

According to media reports out of Boston, the Red Sox have signed former Yankees reliever Afredo Aceves. The Red Sox have not announced the transaction yet. They need to remove someone from the 40-man roster to make room for Aceves.

Aceves, 28, pitched three seasons for New York, including only 12 innings last year because of injuries. In 2009, He pitched 84 innings, with a 10-1 record, 3.54 ERA and 1.012 WHiP (walks/hits per inning).

He can also start and may do that in Pawtucket if he does not make the major league roster (yes, he still has minor league options).

Boston continues to stockpile pitchers. Free agent left-handed reliever Dennys Reyes was signed to a minor league contract last week.

And in ticket news, the Portland Sea Dogs announced their annual packages involving Red Sox tickets. Each package contains a reserved seat to five different Sea Dogs games and one bleacher seat to the Red Sox. There are four different packages available, each priced at $68 ($63 for children). See for details.


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