David Aardsma RP NYM 8 Months
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 NYM 9 Months
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.
David Aardsma RP NYM 10 Months
David Aardsma (elbow) has already thrown four bullpen sessions and is expected to be on a normal routine during spring training.
Aardsma appeared in just one game for the Yankees last season while working his way back from Tommy John surgery. He's nearly 19 months removed from the operation at this point, so the Yanks are expecting him to be back to his regular self. Aardsma was a weapon out of the Mariners bullpen from 2009-10, posting a 2.90 ERA while striking out over a batter per inning.
David Aardsma RP NYM Sep 24 '12
David Aardsma (elbow) will be activated from the disabled list Tuesday.
Aardsma hasn't appeared in a major league game since September 19, 2010 following hip and elbow surgeries, but he'll provide some depth in the bullpen down the stretch. He's on the 60-day disabled list, which means the Yankees will have to clear a spot on the 40-man roster to activate him.
David Aardsma RP NYM Sep 19 '12
The Yankees are holding out hope that reliever David Aardsma (elbow) can pitch this season.
Aardsma hasn't appeared in a major league game since the 2010 campaign, but he began throwing again in late August and may be cleared to join up with the Yankees in about a week. The Bombers signed the former Mariners closer to a one-year, $500,000 contract in February. It includes a club option for the 2013 season.