Aardsma accepted a position as the Blue Jays' coordinator of player development, effectively ending his playing career, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports.
Aardsma, who hasn't appeared in the majors since 2015, is set to hang up his cleats after a 14-year professional career. The 36-year-old played for eight different organizations during his major-league career -- compiling a 4.27 ERA across nine seasons -- though his most memorable years came with the Mariners in 2009 and 2010, a two-year stretch during which he posted a 2.90 ERA, 129:59 K:BB and 69 saves across 121 innings of work.
Aardsma signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball on Monday.
Aardsma was released by the Blue Jays last season without ever appearing in a major-league game. The right-handed reliever departs Major League Baseball after nine years of service with a 4.27 ERA and 69 saves, though he could return at some point in the future.
Aardsma was released by the Blue Jays on Monday, Sportsnet reports.
The 34-year-old reliever will hit the market without having recorded a save since 2010. Aardsma is most recognized for his 2009 and 2010 seasons, in which he saved 38 and 31 games, respectively, for Seattle.
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.
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.
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.
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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|2013||AAA-New Orleans Zephyrs|