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53 David Aardsma RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/205 | Birthdate: 12/27/1981 | Birthplace: Denver, CO | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: St. Louis | College: Rice | MLB Experience: 8 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 571.67
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David Aardsma ready to return after surgery


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/13/2014) 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.


David Aardsma remains with Cardinals past opt-out date


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) Cardinals reliever David Aardsma has chosen to remain with the organization, after his May 15 opt-out date passed.

Aardsma has been pitched with the team's Triple-A affiliate in Memphis, posting a 1.59 ERA in 17 innings of work. He could be a candidate for a callup if the Cardinals need bullpen help down the road, and it is not clear if he has another opt-out date in the future. 


Cardinals sign David Aardsma to minor-league deal


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Cardinals signed pitcher David Aardsma to a minor-league deal Wednesday, MLB.com reports. Aardsma pitched a scoreless inning in his first appearance with the Cardinals Wednesday, giving up one hit while striking out one and walking one.

"We bring guys in here with the purpose of seeing how they can make our team better," manager Mike Matheny said. "And the only way we can see that is when they get on the mound and show what they have in comparison to others. That's how David is going to fit in with this, and I'm anxious to watch him compete."

Aardsma spent the first part of spring with the Indians. He has posted a 2.57 ERA and 6:1 K:BB ratio in seven innings.


David Aardsma spotted in Cardinals camp Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Recently released reliever David Aardsma was spotted in Cardinals camp Wednesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The move has yet to be announced by the team, but that should happen Wednesday. He signed a minor-league deal, and will throw for the team Wednesday. Aardsma was released by Cleveland March 21.


David Aardsma waived by Indians


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/21/2014) Veteran right-hander David Aardsma has been granted his release by the Indians. The 32-year-old Aardsma performed well in spring games, yielding two earned runs in six innings, but the team has decided to go with younger options.

Indians sign David Aardsma to minor-league deal


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/23/2014) The Indians announced Thursday they signed reliever David Aardsma to a minor-league contract, which includes an invitation to spring training. Aardsma pitched for the Mets in 2013, going 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 43 relief appearances.

Seven Mets declare free agency


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(11/6/2013) Mets starting pitcher Aaron Harang, relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, relief pitcher David Aardsma, relief pitcher Tim Byrdak, relief pitcher Pedro Feliciano and relief pitcher Frank Francisco have filed for free agency.

Hawkins and Francisco both spent time as the Mets closer, but Bobby Parnell is expected to fill that role in 2014.


Mets to mix and match at closer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday he will mix and match at closer while Bobby Parnell (neck) is on the 15-day disabled list. David Aardsma will be in the mix for save chances, and Collins hinted left-handed reliever Scott Rice could be used in certain matchups.

Collins also mentioned LaTroy Hawkins, Gonzalez Germen and Carlos Torres as right-handed closer options.


David Aardsma is a shrewd pickup


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(8/6/2013) Forget about the two consecutive rough outings David Aardsma had while filling in for Mets closer Bobby Parnell (a blown save Aug. 2 and a loss Aug. 3). Aardsma had been pretty solid all season up to that point, and it's easy to forget that a) he's only 31 years old, and b) he was a near-elite closer for the Mariners just a few years ago.

In 2009 and 2010, Aardsma saved a combined 69 games, with a 2.90 ERA and 1.17 WHIP. He also sported a 9.6 K/9. While the strikeouts are down this season (8.0 K/9), Aardsma has still been effective in middle relief for the Mets. 

It's not a certainty that he will get all of the save opportunities (LaTroy Hawkins could find his way into the mix), but Aardsma was Terry Collins' first choice for the save on Friday when Parnell was out with the neck injury, and he should be back for the next opportunity.

For a team desperately in need of saves, Aardsma makes for a solid speculative add in most formats.  


David Aardsma stumbles in save chance


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(8/3/2013) With regular closer Bobby Parnell out with a neck injury, the Mets were forced to turn to reliever David Aardsma to try and close out Friday's game against the Royals.

Unfortunately, Aardsma would not prove up to the task, as he allowed the Royals to tie the game on two walks and a hit in two-thirds of an inning before he was removed. The Mets would go on to win, 4-2 in 11 innings.  


Mets adding David Aardsma to bullpen


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/8/2013) The Mets will promote reliever David Aardsma from Triple-A Las Vegas Saturday, ESPN reports. The 31-year-old has not pitched in the majors since making one appearance with the Yankees last season. 

Returning last year from Tommy John surgery, Aardsma had a 1.12 ERA in eight relief appearances this season with Vegas. He started the year in the minors in the Miami Marlins organization but opted out after a month. 


Mets add David Aardsma at Triple-A


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(5/20/2013) The Mets signed pitcher David Aardsma to a minor league contract Monday and assigned him to Triple-A Las Vegas, MLB.com reports. 

The 31-year-old began the year with Miami's Triple-A team in New Orleans, but was released Wednesday. 


Report: Marlins release David Aardsma


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2013) The Marlins released reliever David Aardsma, who was pitching for Triple-A New Orleans, according to ESPN. Aardsma was 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in 10 games for New Orleans.

David Aardsma joins Marlins


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2013) The Marlins signed veteran relief pitcher David Aardsma to a minor-league contract Saturday, ESPN.com reports. Aardsma, who was released by the Yankees last week, has appeared in one major-league game since the end of the 2010 season.

Yankees release David Aardsma


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2013) The Yankees have released pitcher David Aardsma.

Aardsma was designated for assignment by the team Friday. Aardsma signed with the team last season, and attempted to come back from Tommy John surgery. He pitched one inning with the team last season. 


Yankees designate David Aardsma for assignment


by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2013) The Yankees have designated reliever David Aardsma for assignment, YES Network reports.

Aardsma, 31, missed the 2011 season and all but one game of 2012 due to Tommy John surgeries. Aardsma posted a solid 3.52 ERA in 7.2 spring innings with seven strikeouts against two walks, but didn't do enough to earn a spot in the Yankees' bullpen.


Groin no problem for Aardsma


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(3/10/2013) Yankees relief pitcher David Aardsma completed a bullpen session Saturday without any issues associated with his groin and is expected to return to game action soon, The Star-Ledger reports. Aardsma has been limited to just two Grapefruit League games this spring.