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David Aardsma | Relief Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (33) / 12/27/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Rice
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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. Jun 9 - 8:27 AM

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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.
Jun 6 - 6:21 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.
Jun 4 - 5:28 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.
Feb 15 - 4:01 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.
Feb 11 - 11:30 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.
Jan 31 - 9:47 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

David Aardsma will return later this week at Triple-A Memphis after having surgery on a torn adductor muscle last month.

Aardsma probably would have been promoted by now had he not been injured, as he's posted a 0.91 ERA while striking out 28 over 29 2/3 innings as Memphis' closer. He's hoping show he's healthy and worthy of a call-up next month. "I want to be able to put myself in a position at least to show my health because I think I can be better than I was," Aardsma said. "I can have more behind the ball, more from my legs. I can show I’m in a better place to throw than before."
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 11:08:00 AM

Steve Adams of MLBTradeRumors.com reports that David Aardsma has a May 15 opt-out date on his minor league contract with the Cardinals.

Considering his 1.98 ERA with 12 strikeouts over 13 2/3 frames at Triple-A Memphis, Aardsma seems likely to exercise the opt-out if he's not called up. Eric Fornataro and Seth Maness would be vulnerable to lose their bullpen spot if the Cards decided to promote Aardsma.
Wed, May 7, 2014 11:22:00 AM

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

Aardsma was just given his release by the Indians last Friday, so it didn't take him long to find a new opportunity. The 32-year-old posted a 4.31 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 43 relief appearances for the Mets last year. He could have a shot at the team's final bullpen spot.
Wed, Mar 26, 2014 08:34:00 AM

Indians released RHP David Aardsma.

Aardsma requested and was granted his walking papers after he was evidently told he wasn't going to make the Opening Day roster. The 32-year-old should be able to find another job relatively quickly, though he might have to go to the minors.
Fri, Mar 21, 2014 12:37:00 PM

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

Aardsma has an uphill battle on his hands to win a roster spot, barring injury, as he'll have to beat out Bryan Shaw or Vinnie Pestano for a bullpen job. Aardsma posted a 4.31 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 43 appearances for the Mets last year. He hasn't been effective since he was a 28-year-old pitching for the Mariners in 2010.
Thu, Jan 23, 2014 11:57:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said during a radio interview on WFAN Tuesday that he will use a closer by committee while Bobby Parnell (neck) is out.

David Aardsma could be first in line, as he received a save chance last week with Parnell out (though he blew it). LaTroy Hawkins will also be in the mix, as will southpaw Scott Rice. It's not clear how long Parnell will be out.
Tue, Aug 6, 2013 06:54:00 PM

David Aardsma blew a save chance Friday against the Royals.

Aardsma was called on for the save with Bobby Parnell sidelined due to neck stiffness, but after inheriting a one-run lead in the top of the ninth inning, he proceeded to load the bases before giving up a game-tying sacrifice fly to Lorenzo Cain. The Mets eventually won the game in the 11th inning. Aardsma has been very solid since coming up from the minors, but he looked a little amped up for the chance at his first save since 2010. With Parnell potentially out for the entire weekend, he might get another opportunity soon.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 11:55:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that David Aardsma will close while Bobby Parnell (neck) is sidelined.

Some speculated on LaTroy Hawkins as a potential fill-in option, but Collins would prefer to keep him in the eighth inning. Parnell could miss the entire weekend, so Aardsma makes for a good short-term option in most fantasy formats.
Fri, Aug 2, 2013 05:45:00 PM

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