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David Aardsma | Relief Pitcher

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (36) / 12/27/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 1 (22) / SF

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David Aardsma announced on his podcast that he's retiring from baseball and joining the Blue Jays as coordinator of player development.
Aardsma, 36, last pitched in the majors in 2015 with Atlanta. His best years were with the Mariners, where he served as a closer and saved 69 games from 2009-2010. Those were the only saves of his big-league career, and he spent most of his nine MLB seasons as a middle reliever for seven different clubs. Feb 6 - 8:35 AM

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RHP David Aardsma has signed with the Long Island Ducks of the Atlantic League.

Dodgers lefty Rich Hill resurrected his career with the Ducks a few years ago and Aardsma is trying to do the same. The Ducks also signed former Orioles outfielder Nolan Reimold on Wednesday. Aardsma last pitched in the big leagues with Atlanta in 2015.
Wed, Apr 5, 2017 12:56:00 PM

Blue Jays released RHP David Aardsma.

Aardsma opted out of his minor league contract with the Jays this weekend and is now free to sign with any team. The veteran righty had a 5.27 ERA and 14/9 K/BB ratio in 13 2/3 innings this season with Triple-A Buffalo. He posted a 4.70 ERA in 30 2/3 innings last year out of the Braves' bullpen.
Mon, May 23, 2016 11:28:00 AM

Blue Jays re-assigned RHPs David Aardsma and Chad Jenkins and LHP Chad Girodo to minor league camp.

Aardsma held a 3.60 ERA over five appearances this spring. He could get a shot eventually with the big club.
Fri, Mar 25, 2016 03:26:00 PM

David Aardsma can opt out of his minor league deal at the end of May.

The 34-year-old is on his eighth team since 2012. He carried a 4.70 ERA over 33 appearances for Atlanta last year and has allowed two runs in three innings this spring.
Sat, Mar 12, 2016 09:14:00 PM

Blue Jays signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Aardsma, 34, put up a 4.70 ERA and a 35/14 K/BB ratio across 30 2/3 innings for the Braves last season. He'll compete in spring training to win a middle relief role.
Fri, Feb 5, 2016 10:23:00 AM

Braves released RHP David Aardsma.

Aardsma was designated for assignment last week and is now a free agent. He's unlikely to catch on elsewhere for the final month.
Tue, Sep 1, 2015 09:00:00 PM

Braves designated RHP David Aardsma for assignment.

Aardsma was sporting a 4.70 ERA and 35/14 K/BB ratio in 30 2/3 innings of relief this season for Atlanta. The veteran right-hander should find interest on the open market given how desperate some contenders are for relief help.
Mon, Aug 24, 2015 01:59:00 PM

The Braves will call up David Aardsma from Triple-A Gwinnett on Tuesday.

Aardsma just signed with Atlanta over the weekend after opting out of his minor league deal with the Dodgers. The 33-year-old hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 as a member of the Mets. He has a 2.29 ERA and 25/7 K/BB ratio over 19 2/3 innings at the Triple-A level this season.
Tue, Jun 9, 2015 08:27:00 AM

Braves signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor-league contract.

He'll report to Triple-A Gwinnett. Aardsma opted out of his contract with the Dodgers this week to become a free agent. The 33-year-old right-hander hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013.
Sat, Jun 6, 2015 06:21:00 PM

David Aardsma has elected free agency.

Aardsma exercised the June 1 opt-out clause in his minor league contract with the Dodgers. The 33-year-old posted a 2.41 ERA and 23/7 K/BB ratio over 18 2/3 innings with Triple-A Oklahoma City and will attempt to latch on elsewhere.
Thu, Jun 4, 2015 05:28:00 PM

Dodgers signed RHP David Aardsma to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Aardsma broke the news himself via Twitter. The veteran reliever spent all of last season at Triple-A with the Cardinals, boasting a 1.46 ERA with 38 strikeouts over 37 innings. He'll compete for one of the final spots in the Dodgers' bullpen.
Sun, Feb 15, 2015 04:01:00 PM

David Aardsma reached 92 mph during a throwing session for teams on Monday.

Steve Adams of MLB Trade Rumors reports that 18 scouts were in attendance. Aardsma had a 1.46 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 37 innings with the Cardinals' Triple-A affiliate last season, but he also missed some time with a torn adductor muscle. He's expected to make a decision on where to sign soon.
Wed, Feb 11, 2015 11:30:00 AM

Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that David Aardsma will throw a bullpen session for interested teams in Tempe on Monday.

Aardsma's agent, Jamie Murphy, stated that his client is "looking to showcase added velocity after a change in mechanics and an extremely intense offseason workout regimen." The former closer has dealt with a wide array of injuries in recent years, appearing in just 44 games since the end of the 2010 season. If healthy, he makes for an intriguing low-risk signing for teams in need of bullpen depth.
Sat, Jan 31, 2015 09:47:00 AM

David Aardsma (groin) has been activated from the disabled list at Triple-A Memphis.

Aardsma had been out since June following surgery for a torn abductor muscle. The veteran right-hander was off to a great start at Triple-A before the injury and could join the Cardinals' bullpen in early September.
Wed, Aug 20, 2014 05:57:00 PM

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