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David Aardsma cleared to pitch in rehab games

Aug 30, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT

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It’s easily forgotten by now, but the Yankees signed right-handed reliever David Aardsma to a one-year, $500,000 free agent contract back in late February.

And they might actually get something out of the deal before the regular season schedule ends.

Erik Boland of Newsday in New York reports that Aardsma is scheduled to begin a minor league rehab assignment on Friday evening with High-A Tampa. He will be joined there by Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez, who is on his way back from a fractured hand.

Aardsma hasn’t pitched in the majors since the 2010 season because of hip and elbow injuries. The 30-year-old has a 4.20 career ERA and a 1.43 career WHIP. He saved 38 games for the Mariners in 2009.

  1. randygnyc - Aug 30, 2012 at 9:43 PM

    No, us Yankee fans have been waiting, patiently, for his return.

    • proudlycanadian - Aug 30, 2012 at 9:52 PM

      Had to give a thumbs up for that dry humor.

  2. seatownfaithful - Aug 30, 2012 at 9:53 PM

    Watched him during his last rehab in Tacoma a year ago… Was hammered over and over

  3. randygnyc - Aug 30, 2012 at 10:40 PM

    Yankee telecasts are always reminding us, every few games, that Paul Revere is coming. Skeptical, yet anxious.

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