Alfredo Aceves, free agent
The former Red Sox versatile starter/reliever is currently without a job, but the 30-year-old hurler could return to Fenway in 2014. The sometimes hot-tempered Aceves saved 25 games for the Red Sox as the fill-in closer in 2012 under Bobby Valentine and started the 2013 season in Boston. But after a rough spring with the rebuilt Red Sox, manager John Farrell shipped him down to Pawtucket to get his game together. In 11 appearances (six starts), Aceves went 4-1 with a 4.86 ERA over 37 innings with the Red Sox. He went 4-2 and posted a 4.25 ERA in eight starts with the PawSox.
Aceves, who was famously referred to as having “Satan in his eyes” during a World Baseball Classic brawl last year, was outrighted off the 40-man roster in July and elected free agency after the 2013 season ended.