David Aardsma RP STL 25 Days

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 STL 1 Month

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 STL 3 Months

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 STL 9 Months

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 STL 9 Months

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 STL 9 Months

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.

David Aardsma RP STL 11 Months

Mets purchased the contract of RHP David Aardsma.

Aardsma opted out of his contract with the Marlins last month and has appeared in eight games with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate. The 31-year-old is expected to be used in a setup role to Bobby Parnell.

David Aardsma RP STL 11 Months

The Mets are expected to call up right-hander David Aardsma prior to Saturday's game.

Aardsma was signed to a minor league deal last month and appeared in eight games with the Mets' Triple-A affiliate. The 31-year-old is expected to be used in a setup role to Bobby Parnell. With Jon Niese set to return from the disabled list, Collin McHugh will likely be optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.

David Aardsma RP STL 11 Months

Mets signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract; assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Aardsma had been in negotiations with the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League but ultimately decided to remain in the United States. The 31-year-old right-hander will try to work his way up to New York. He has made one appearance in the major leagues since the start of the 2010 season due to Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.

David Aardsma RP STL 11 Months

The Japanese website Sanspo.com reports that the Hanshin Tigers of Japan's Central League are trying to sign David Aardsma.

Aardsma requested and was granted his released from the Marlins earlier this week, and it was evidently so that he could sign overseas. The right-hander has appeared in just one game at the big league level over the last two seasons due to Tommy John surgery.