On Friday, August 13, 2010 New York Yankees right-handed pitcher Alfredo Aceves continued on his progress to make his return to the major leagues when he made a rehab start for the Double-A Trenton Thunder of the Eastern League.
Aceves threw a total of 27 pitches, 18 for strikes, in a perfect two inning appearance and striking out one.
“Of course I’m happy,” he told Thunder beat writer Mike Ashmore, “I didn’t feel nothing in my back, that’s the important thing. I feel like I could play again. I’m here to do my shoulder stuff and for (the media), and now I’m coming back to see the game.”
Alfredo is expected to spend the next week with the Thunder and have another start or two with the team. “I’m probably going to stay for six days; five-six days, here in Trenton. Probably having another start here, maybe two, I don’t know. I don’t have that decision in my hands,” he said.
The right hander is taking it slow and just letting things run its natural course, “This was part of my career, part of the plan of God. There’s nothing I can do.”