SARASOTA, Fla. -- Right-hander Alfredo Aceves will be out of camp for about a week, Orioles manager Buck Showalter said Friday, as he tends to a visa issue in Mexico.
Showalter said Aceves has a meeting scheduled for Saturday and another one Monday, and he expects Aceves to miss four or five days, potentially even a week.
The Orioles aren't worried about the time off affecting Aceves, however, given how he's looked so far this spring. If anything, Showalter noted, the time off could benefit Aceves in the long run this season.
"He'll be fine," Showalter said. "It may not be a bad thing at all, because you can tell he's pretty crisp right now."
Aceves pitched over the winter in the Mexican Pacific League, posting a 2.25 ERA in four innings for Culiacan. He also threw in the Caribbean Series for Mexico, giving up four earned runs on eight hits and three walks in 14 innings over two starts.
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