Monday, February 16, 2009
Aceves pitched in the Mexican League for six seasons, including for the Yucatán Leones and Sultanes de Monterrey.
Aceves signed with the Yankees that next offseason, beginning 2008 with the Single-A Advanced Tampa Yankees. He was promoted to the Double-A Trenton Thunder and Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees. He was named Eastern League pitcher of the week for the week ending May 25, 2008 .
After going a combined 8-6 with a 2.62 ERA on the three Yankee farm teams, Aceves was called up to the Yankees on August 28, 2008. On August 31, Aceves made his Yankee and major league debut, becoming the 106th major-league player to have been born in México, pitching two scoreless innings in relief.
After pitching effectively through his first few relief appearances, Aceves was moved to the rotation in replacement of Darrell Rasner. In his first career start, he pitched seven innings of one-run ball with two strikeouts against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, earning the win.
His nicknames in México are Shely and Patón, this last one means Large Feet in Spanish.
He wears # 91 because growing up, he and his friends were huge Chicago Bulls fans. While they admired Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen, his favorite player was Dennis Rodman.
He got married in November, 2008.