David Aardsma
RP ATL
7 months ago

Aardsma was released by the Blue Jays on Monday, Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old reliever will hit the market without having recorded a save since 2010. Aardsma is most-recognized for his 2009 and 2010 seasons when he saved 38 and 31 games for Seattle.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
10 months ago

Aardsma and the Blue Jays agreed to terms on a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Aardsma signed on with the Braves midway through last season after opting out of his deal with the Dodgers. He was called up to the majors in early June but would go on to struggle through 33 appearances, posting a 4.28 ERA and 1.272 WHIP across 30.2 innings. Aardsma, 34, seems like somewhat of a longshot to make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, so could end up beginning the year down in Triple-A.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
2 years ago

Aardsma will be called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

The 33-year-old Aardsma, who has 306.1 innings of big-league experience, recently opted out of a minor-league contract with the Dodgers. Although he hasn't put together a strong season in the majors since 2009, he has pitched well at the Triple-A level this year, posting a 2.29 ERA and 25:7 K:BB ratio over 19.2 innings. Aardsma will likely serve as a middle reliever, and he could pick up a few holds along the way.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
2 years ago

Aardsma signed a minor-league contract with the Braves on Saturday, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

Aardsma, 33, had posted a 2.41 ERA and .176 BAA over his 18.2 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Dodgers organization before he chose to opt out of his contract last week. The Braves would appear to have a more pressing need for bullpen help at the MLB level than the Dodgers, so while Aardsma will initially be deployed at Triple-A Gwinnett, it may not be long before he's added to the active roster.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
2 years ago

Aardsma decided to opt out of his minor-league contract with the Dodgers on Thursday and will become a free agent, MLB Trade Rumors reports.

Aardsma had a 72-hour window around the June 1 opt-out clause in his contract, and elected to exercise it when the Dodgers failed to add him to their 25-man roster. The 33-year-old shouldn't have trouble latching on with another organization after posting a 2.41 ERA and 11.1 K/9 rate over 18.2 innings while serving as the closer for Triple-A Albuquerque.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
2 years ago

Aardsma signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Sunday, Eric Stephens of True Blue LA reports.Aardsma spent the majority of his 2014 playing time at Triple-A, and didn't fail to impress. Over 35 innings last season, he posted a 1.29 ERA and 1.06 WHIP while striking out 36. His biggest knock last season was his control, as the 33-year-old walked 17 over the frames. Aardsma will enter camp in 2015 with a chance to earn a spot in the bullpen with a strong spring training.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
2 years ago

Aardsma will throw for interested in teams in Arizona next week with the hope of landing a new contract, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

Considering how well he was pitching at Triple-A last season, there will likely be a few teams interested in his services on a low-risk deal. Now 33, Aardsma's most recent productive big league season came back in 2010 with Seattle (49:25 K:BB in 49.2 IP, 3.44 ERA, 1.17 WHIP).

David Aardsma
RP ATL
2 years ago

Aardsma, who has been out for the last two months following surgery to repair a torn adductor muscle, is expected to begin a rehab assignment by the end of the week, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Prior to succumbing to the groin injury, Aardsma was making a strong case for a promotion to the big leagues, accruing a 0.91 ERA over 28 games with Triple-A Memphis. The veteran reliever has made significant strides in recent days, throwing two live batting practice sessions. It may not take much longer for him to slot back into the Memphis bullpen, and if he reclaims his earlier form quickly, look for him to be added to the St. Louis roster as a September call-up.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
3 years ago

Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that David Aardsma has a May 15 opt-out date on his minor league contract with the Cardinals.

Considering his 1.98 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 13 2/3 frames at Triple-A Memphis, Aardsma seems likely to exercise the opt-out if he's not called up. Eric Fornataro and Seth Maness would be vulnerable to lose their bullpen spot if the Cards decided to promote Aardsma.

David Aardsma
RP ATL
3 years ago

Cardinals signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract.

Aardsma was just given his release by the Indians last Friday, so it didn't take him long to find a new opportunity. The 32-year-old posted a 4.31 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 43 relief appearances for the Mets last year. He'll serve as bullpen depth in the minors.