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Marlins sign reliever David Aardsma to minor league contract

Apr 13, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

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.

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.

  1. Old Gator - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Ackcherley, since the boolpen has been taking most of the Feesh losses this season, anything that might help will be appreciated. The question is, can Aardvark pitch scoreless baseball into the eighteenth inning to give the Feesh a chance to score their second or third run?

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