Apr 13, 2013, 4:19 PM EST
David Aardsma was released by the Yankees earlier this month after he failed to secure a bullpen spot on the Opening Day roster, but it didn’t take him long to latch on with a new organization.
Aardsma broke the news on his Twitter account this afternoon that he has reached an agreement with the Marlins. ESPN’s Buster Olney confirms that it’s a minor league contract.
Just signed a contract to become a Miami Marlin!—
David Aardsma (@TheDA53) April 13, 2013
Health has been the biggest issue for Aardsma recently, as he missed all of 2011 with a hip injury and Tommy John surgery and was limited to just one appearance with the Yankees last season. However, the 31-year-old right-hander saved 69 games for the Mariners between 2009-2010 while posting a 2.90 ERA in 126 appearances, so it’s a worth a shot to see if he can get back to his old form. He’ll pitch with Triple-A New Orleans for now.
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