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Blue Jays' David Aardsma: Signs minor league deal with Toronto
Aardsma and the Blue Jays agreed to terms on a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, Friday, Ben Nicholson-Smith of SportsNet reports. Aardsma signed on with the Braves midway through last season after opting out of his deal with the Dodgers. He was called up to the majors in early June but would go on to struggle through 33 appearances, posting a 4.28 ERA and 1.272 WHIP across 30.2 innings. Aardsma, 34, seems like somewhat of a longshot to make the Blue Jays' Opening Day roster, so could end up beginning the year down in Triple-A.
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
Braves designate RP David Aardsma, recall Marimon
The Braves designated veteran reliever David Aardsma for assignment on Monday and recalled pitcher Sugar Ray Marimon from Triple-A, per a team release. Aardsma joined the Braves bullpen in June after not pitching in the majors since 2013. He was 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 33 appearances. Marimon is 0-1 with a 7.71 ERA in six appearances with Atlanta this season.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
David Aardsma joins Braves bullpen as Cody Martin demoted
The Braves optioned reliever Cody Martin to Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday, according to MLB.com. The team recalled veteran reliever David Aardsma to take his spot on the roster.
by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
Braves sign RP David Aardsma to minor-league contract
After opting out of his minor-league contract with the Dodgers this past week, reliever David Aardsma has signed a new minors deal with the Braves, according to MLB.com. Aardsma hasn't pitched in a big-league game since 2013, but the Braves came into play on Friday with the highest bullpen ERA in the National League. The veteran right-hander has a career 4.23 ERA over his eight-year tenure in the big leagues.
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Report: David Aardsma opts out of Dodgers deal
Pitcher David Aardsma has opted out of his contract with the Dodgers and is now a free agent, MLB Trade Rumors reports. Aardsma possessed a June 1 opt-out clause, and the Dodgers had a 72-hour window after the clause was triggered to put him on the active roster or risk losing the reliever. That didn't happen, and Aardsma has chosen to become a free agent. Aardsma posted a 2.41 ERA and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 18 2/3 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Dodgers option six players to the minors Saturday
The Dodgers have decided to option outfielders Chris Heisey, Enrique Hernandez, pitchers Adam Liberatore, Sergio Santos, David Aardsma and David Huff to their minor league teams, according to MLB.com. Liberatore did not allow a run in 10 1/3 innings of work this spring with nine strikeouts and three walks. Aardsma posted a 2.00 ERA with nine strikeouts in nine appearances this spring.
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Pitcher David Aardsma tweets he signed deal with Dodgers
Pitcher David Aardsma announced that he's signed a contract with the Dodgers on his personal Twitter account. "Excited to be with the @Dodgers this season. Should be a great year! #keepworking Thank you @TopVelocity for believing in me," he wrote. SB Nation site True Blue LA reported Aardsma signed a minor-league deal and will be one of 19 non-roster invitees to spring training. The right-handed Aardsma had a 1.29 ERA with 11 saves in 33 games with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate in Memphis. From 2004-2013, in major-league stints with the Giants, Cubs, White Sox, Red Sox, Mariners, Yankees and Mets, Aardsma posted a 4.23 ERA and recorded 69 saves.
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David Aardsma throws for scouts on Monday
Free-agent reliever David Aardsma threw a bullpen session for scouts Monday, according to MLBTradeRumors.com. Aardsma spent last season pitching in the Cardinals' minor-league system. He did not appear in the majors. The 33-year-old was able to hit 92 mph with his fastball during the session. It was attended by 18 scouts. Aardsma has a career 4.23 ERA over 306 1/3 innings.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Report: David Aardsma to throw bullpen next week for teams
Free-agent pitcher David Aardsma will throw a bullpen session for interested teams next week, according to his agent, Jamie Murphy. "(Aardsma) is looking to showcase added velocity after a change in mechanics and an extremely intense offseason workout regimen," Murphy told FoxSports.com senior baseball writer Ken Rosenthal. Aardsma missed the entire 2014 season after suffering a torn adductor muscle. He was last with the Mets in 2013 when he posted a 2-2 record with a 4.31 ERA and 36 strikeouts.
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
David Aardsma ready to return after surgery
Veteran right-handed reliever David Aardsma is set to return to Triple-A Memphis this week after missing time due to surgery for a torn adductor muscle. He is hoping to earn a promotion to the Cardinals in September. The 32-year-old Aardsma did not make the major league roster after his acquisition at the end of spring training. He was 2-0 with a 0.91 ERA in 28 games with the Redbirds.