David Aardsma RP LAD 3 months 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 LAD 4 months 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 LAD 9 months 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 LAD 1 year 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 LAD 1 year 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.

David Aardsma RP LAD 1 year ago

Indians released RHP David Aardsma.

Aardsma requested and was granted his walking papers after he was evidently told he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old should be able to find another job relatively quickly, though he might have to go to the minors.

David Aardsma RP LAD 1 year ago

Indians signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Aardsma has an uphill battle on his hands to win a roster spot, barring injury, as he'll have to beat out Bryan Shaw or Vinnie Pestano for a bullpen job. Aardsma posted a 4.31 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 43 appearances for the Mets last year. He hasn't been effective since he was a 28-year-old pitching for the Mariners in 2010.

David Aardsma RP LAD 2 years ago

Mets manager Terry Collins said during a radio interview on WFAN Tuesday that he will use a closer by committee while Bobby Parnell (neck) is out.

David Aardsma could be first in line, as he received a save chance last week with Parnell out (though he blew it). LaTroy Hawkins will also be in the mix, as will southpaw Scott Rice. It's not clear how long Parnell will be out.

David Aardsma RP LAD 2 years ago

David Aardsma blew a save chance Friday against the Royals.

Aardsma was called on for the save with Bobby Parnell sidelined due to neck stiffness, but after inheriting a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, he proceeded to load the bases before giving up a game-tying sacrifice fly to Lorenzo Cain. The Mets eventually won the game in the 11th inning. Aardsma has been very solid since coming up from the minors, but he looked a little amped up for the chance at his first save since 2010. With Parnell potentially out for the entire weekend, he might get another opportunity soon.

David Aardsma RP LAD 2 years ago

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that David Aardsma will close while Bobby Parnell (neck) is sidelined.

Some speculated on LaTroy Hawkins as a potential fill-in option, but Collins would prefer to keep him in the eighth inning. Parnell could miss the entire weekend, so Aardsma makes for a good short-term option in most fantasy formats.