David Aardsma RP STL May 13 '79

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 Mar 19 '79

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 Mar 19 '79

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 Feb 28 '79

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 Feb 25 '79

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.

David Aardsma RP STL Feb 23 '79

Marlins released RHP David Aardsma.

It's not clear whether Aardsma asked for his release. The 31-year-old latched on with the Marlins last month and posted a 2.57 ERA and 12/8 K/BB ratio over 14 innings with Triple-A New Orleans.

David Aardsma RP STL Jan 22 '79

Marlins signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract.

David Aardsma RP STL Jan 13 '79

Yankees released RHP David Aardsma.

Aardsma was designated for assignment by the Yankees on March 29 and apparently drew no interest on waivers. The right-hander will hope to get an offer soon.

David Aardsma RP STL Jan 07 '79

Yankees designated RHP David Aardsma for assignment.

Aardsma posted a 3.52 ERA and 7/2 K/BB ratio over 7 2/3 innings this spring, but it wasn't enough to win a spot in the Yankees' bullpen. The 31-year-old is nearly two years removed from Tommy John surgery and hasn't had any issues with his elbow this spring, so we suspect he'll draw plenty of interest on waivers.

David Aardsma RP STL Dec 19 '78

David Aardsma (groin) threw a bullpen session Saturday with no issues.

Aardsma has made just two Grapefruit League appearances due to a groin strain, but it sounds like he's close to returning to game action. He'll obviously have plenty of time to get ready for Opening Day as long as he can avoid a setback.