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Mets add former Mariners’ closer David Aardsma to bullpen

Jun 8, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

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The Mets announced this morning that they have called up right-handed reliever David Aardsma from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Aardsma signed a minor league deal with New York last month after he opted out of his contract with the Marlins. The 31-year-old had a 1.12 ERA and 11 strikeouts in eight innings over his first eight appearances with the Mets’ Triple-A affiliate.

Mets’ relievers rank last in the majors with a 4.91 ERA, so the club could use an arm with some upside. We’ve barely heard from Aardsma since his Tommy John surgery in 2011, but he had a 2.90 ERA and 69 saves while serving as the Mariners’ closer from 2009-2010.

  1. cackalackyank - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    Sigh. Like those four wins weren’t a big enough gift?

  2. Old Gator - Jun 8, 2013 at 11:32 AM

    I recall that In Namibia, the Herero call Aardsmas urdschwein. Pack that one to your next Mutts-themed cocktail party.

  3. multiplemiggs - Jun 8, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    not a bad move when you need all the help you can get

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