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.

David Aardsma RP STL 11 Months

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 Apr 13 '13

Marlins signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract.

David Aardsma RP STL Apr 04 '13

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 Mar 29 '13

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 Mar 10 '13

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 STL Feb 11 '13

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 STL Oct 29 '12

Yankees exercised RHP David Aardsma's $500,000 option for 2013.