Jan 7, 2012, 8:03 PM EST
Veteran reliever David Aardsma underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and won’t be ready to step back atop a major league mound until the middle of the 2012 season. Thus, as reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the free agent right-hander is not yet shopping himself to teams.
Aardsma recently began a throwing program, but he still has a long road ahead and might not be back to 100 percent health until the 2012 All-Star break.
The 30-year-old right-hander posted a 2.90 ERA and 129/59 K/BB ratio in 121 innings between 2009-2010 for the Mariners, saving 69 games in 78 chances. He should draw interest from a number of clubs this spring if his rehab is still going smoothly.
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