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The Indians signed David Aardsma

Jan 23, 2014, 12:06 PM EDT

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The Cleveland Indians just announced that they have signed righty Dave Aardsma to a Minor League Contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training.

Aardsma, 32, spent most of the 2013 season in the New York Mets bullpen, going 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 43 relief appearances (39.2IP, 39H, 19ER, 19BB, 36K).  He made one appearance with the Yankees in 2012 and missed the entire 2011 season due to multiple surgeries. He was the Mariners’ closer for a couple of years before that, saving 38 games in 2009 and 31 games in 2010.

  1. dlf9 - Jan 23, 2014 at 12:16 PM

    With the easy availability of Baseball-Reference and other on-line tools, The Baseball Encyclopedia is now a long lost relic of my childhood. But there was something sublime about Hank Aaron being the very first player listed in TBE. Because of that, I’ll always hold it against David Aardsma for supplanting the Hammer.

    • sdelmonte - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:33 PM

      In a fair and just world, Aardsma takes out an A from his name to honor Hank.

    • rje49 - Jan 23, 2014 at 1:51 PM

      I never thought Dave in that way. I am surprised he didn’t even get the customary spring training invite.

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