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Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:39 pm
 
David AardsmaBy C. Trent Rosecrans

The Yankees have signed former Mariners closer David Aardsma.

The right-hander underwent Tommy John surgery last July and has signed a one-year deal worth $500,000 with a club option for 2013.

"The move could help us in 2012, but it has a lot more eyes toward 2013," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told MLB.com.

Aardsma, 30, didn't pitch at all last season, but recorded 31 saves in 2010 and 38 in 2009. He is 13-15 with a 4.20 ERA and 69 career saves. He's averaged roughly a strikeout an inning throughout his career.

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Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 1:42 am
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

Cashman is now officially in love with the bargain bin.



Since: Jul 5, 2008
Posted on: February 22, 2012 3:14 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

Wahoo!  Another Mariner becomes a Yankee.  I am glad to see Aardsma getting another chance to throw the ball.  He is a good pitcher and could of had plenty more saves while he was a Mariner if the Mariners had an offense.  He will do well and whenever Riveria is ready to retire (another 10 years), the Yanks will have a good closer.  Nice Pick-up!



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2012 2:26 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

Farnsworth had ONE good year, last year with the Rays. Still, in 13 MLB seasons he has a career 4.25 ERA and 1.36 WHIP, which for a reliever is NOT good. He was terrible for six years with the Cubs, although there are plenty of rumors for why his on-fild performance was so poor. But, yeah, he has a live fastball and chicks dig the fastball.



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

Yeah they must go but the Rays have done a good job with him



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:18 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

Not with those geeky glasses he has!



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:13 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

dude dont compare David Aardsma to Kyle Farnsworth .. Farns a stud !!!!



Since: Apr 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:12 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

Trust when u have a career ERA and can throw 70 innings of ok to quality innings then ur gonna get a job but he needs to live up to the NY pressure



Since: Jun 25, 2010
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:11 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

nine lives and counting... He was on the White Sox and the Cubs. It's easy to fall in love with his fastball when you see it. Problem is, he iether throws it outside the strike zone or down the heart of the plate. Kind of like Kyle Farnsworth. He's good for situational middle reliever, though, which is what you get for $500k.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:52 pm
 

Yankees sign former Mariners closer David Aardsma

This guys got 9 lives!


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