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  1. David Aardsma once had some not-so-good things to say about new Cardinals teammate Jhonny Peralta

    Mar 26, 2014, 10:47 AM EDT

    David Aardsma

    Right-hander David Aardsma just signed a minor-league deal with the Cardinals, which wouldn’t be particularly newsworthy except for the fact that Aardsma was very outspoken on Twitter back when the Cardinals signed Jhonny Peralta to a four-year, $53 million deal in November. Here’s an Aardsma tweet from the day Peralta signed, November 23: Apparently getting…

  2. The Cardinals sign David Aardsma

    Mar 26, 2014, 8:50 AM EDT

    David Aardsma

    Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Cardinals have signed reliever David Aardsma to a minor league contract. The Cards’ bullpen is pretty stocked, so he’ll likely serve as organizational depth. Aardsma was released by the Indians onFriday. Last year he posted a 4.31 ERA and 1.46 WHIP over 43 relief appearances for…

  3. Indians release David Aardsma

    Mar 21, 2014, 1:20 PM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    In camp on a minor-league deal, right-hander David Aardsma was told that he wouldn’t be making the Indians’ bullpen and asked for his release. Aardsma has struggled to stay healthy since topping 30 saves in back-to-back seasons for the Mariners in 2009 and 2010, logging a total of 41 innings from 2011-2013. He had a…

  4. 2014 Free Agent Tracker

    Dec 25, 2013, 12:26 AM EDT

    MLB: Yankees-Brian McCann Press Conference

    Here’s the rundown of where this winter’s top 150 free agents are landing, continuously updated throughout the offseason. Re-signings are posted in red, while players signing with new teams are in blue. Stars denote players who received qualifying offers and thus will cost their new team a draft pick if they sign elsewhere. (Non-tenders have…

  5. HardballTalk’s Top 150 Free Agents for 2014

    Nov 1, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Robinson Cano

    This year’s annual free agents column has expanded to a top 150, though I’m writing up just the top 55 (it was going to be 50, but I couldn’t help myself). The rest are presented in a list. Not included are players whose contract options are sure to be exercised. Players are ranked based not…

  6. Frank Francisco leaves with wrist injury

    Sep 14, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    Mets reliever Frank Francisco had to exit in the eighth inning of this afternoon’s game against the Marlins after being hit in the wrist by a Logan Morrison line drive. Manager Terry Collins had called on Francisco after Christian Yelich led off the inning with a double. The right-hander promptly struck out Giancarlo Stanton, then…

  7. Mets closer Bobby Parnell shut down with herniated disc

    Aug 6, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Bobby Parnell

    Bobby Parnell has been one of the few bright spots for the Mets this season, saving 22 games with a 2.16 ERA in his first full year as closer, but now he’s headed to the disabled list with a herniated disc in his neck. Parnell hadn’t pitched since July 30 and Adam Rubin of ESPN…

  8. The Diamondbacks beat the Mets in a wild one

    Jul 4, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

    Diamondbacks AP

    If you have been out of the loop for the past few hours on this Fourth of July, you missed a wild one at Citi Field. Fending off a pair of dramatic comebacks, the Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 5-4 in 15 innings. It took five hours and 46 minutes to get a winner. The game…

  9. Mets designate Rick Ankiel for assignment, recall Kirk Nieuwenhuis

    Jun 8, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Rick Ankiel, Adeiny Hechavarria

    Rick Ankiel entered today’s marathon ballgame against the Marlins in the 13th inning, taking reliever David Aardsma‘s spot at #9 in the lineup. In his four at-bats, he struck out three times and fouled out weakly to Placido Polanco at third base. Since coming over to the Mets after the Astros cut him, Ankiel came…

  10. Mets add former Mariners’ closer David Aardsma to bullpen

    Jun 8, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    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…

  11. Mets sign David Aardsma

    May 20, 2013, 2:44 PM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    David Aardsma, who was released by the Yankees in early April and opted out of a minor-league deal with the Marlins last week, has agreed to a new minor-league contract with the Mets. This will be Aardsma’s fourth organization since the end of 2011, as he tries to prove that he can be healthy and…

  12. How David Aardsma spent his two weeks in limbo

    Apr 16, 2013, 8:53 AM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    To the extent we think about relatively minor transactions, we never think about the limbo period. We hear about a guy getting DFA’d and then we next hear when he signs a minor league deal someplace, but we never think of the in between. What he goes through. What his family goes through. The logistics…

  13. Marlins sign reliever David Aardsma to minor league contract

    Apr 13, 2013, 4:19 PM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    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.…

  14. Yankees release David Aardsma

    Apr 4, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    Last week the Yankees designated David Aardsma for assignment and today they released the veteran reliever, which isn’t surprising after manager Joe Girardi said he “didn’t really fit” the team’s plans. Aardsma hasn’t been healthy since 2010, as elbow and hip surgeries derailed what was a pretty solid two-season run as the Mariners’ closer. He’s…

  15. The Yankees designated David Aardsma for assignment

    Mar 30, 2013, 9:29 AM EDT

    David Aardsma AP

    The Yankees began to put the finishing touches on their Opening Day roster yesterday by choosing Shawn Kelley for a bullpen spot over David Aardsma, who was designated for assignment. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Yankees manager Joe Girardi said that Aardsma “didn’t really fit” with the team’s bullpen, as they wanted…

  16. Yankees exercise options on Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, David Aardsma

    Oct 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    curtis granderson getty

    In a pair of no-brainer moves the Yankees have exercised their 2013 options on Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano. Granderson and Cano will each make $15 million, and they’ll both be eligible for free agency next winter. Despite a pair of ugly postseason performances obviously Granderson and Cano on one-year commitments are easy calls. Mark…

  17. Orioles claim Steve Pearce off waivers from the Yankees

    Sep 29, 2012, 2:53 PM EDT

    Steve Pearce Getty

    The Orioles announced this afternoon that they have claimed Steve Pearce off waivers from the Yankees. Pearce was designated for assignment earlier this week when the Yankees activated Brett Gardner and David Aardsma from the 60-day disabled list. This will be Pearce’s third team this season and his second stint with Baltimore. The Orioles acquired…

  18. David Aardsma could join Yankees tomorrow

    Sep 24, 2012, 7:29 PM EDT

    david aardsma getty

    David Aardsma hasn’t thrown a pitch in the major leagues since September 19, 2010. But that could change in the next few days. After spending the past 14 months rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, Aardsma told Erik Boland of the New York Daily News this afternoon that he expects to be activated by the Yankees…

  19. David Aardsma cleared to pitch in rehab games

    Aug 30, 2012, 8:52 PM EDT

    david aardsma getty

    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…

  20. The Yankees sign David Aardsma

    Feb 22, 2012, 12:32 PM EDT

    aardsma fist pump

    The New York Yankees announced today that they have signed former Mariners’ closer David Aardsma. It’s a major league deal. There’s an option for 2013 too, and Brian Cashman told reporters a few minutes ago that the deal is more for 2013 than it is for 2012. Aardsma underwent Tommy John surgery last summer and won’t be…

  21. David Aardsma begins throwing, not taking offers yet

    Jan 7, 2012, 8:03 PM EDT

    aardsma getty

    Veteran reliever David Aardsma underwent Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery last July and won’t be ready to step back atop a major league mound until the middle of the 2012 season. Thus, as reported by ESPN’s Buster Olney, the free agent right-hander is not yet shopping himself to teams. Aardsma recently began a throwing program, but he still has…

  22. Mariners closer David Aardsma to have hip surgery Monday

    Dec 30, 2010, 5:15 PM EDT

    aardsma fist pump

    Seattle has been shopping closer David Aardsma since the middle of last season and recent reports suggested they were looking for “an impact bat” in exchange for the 29-year-old right-hander, but today’s announcement that he needs surgery to repair a torn hip labrum ruins those plans. Aardsma is scheduled to go under the knife Monday…

  23. Mariners asking for “an impact bat” in deal for David Aardsma

    Dec 22, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    David Aardsma

    Responding to speculation that Colorado is interested in Seattle closer David Aardsma, Thomas Harding of MLB.com writes that “multiple sources with knowledge of both teams told MLB.com that the Mariners are in search of an impact bat and there isn’t a fit with the Rockies.” Of course, the definition of “an impact bat” probably varies…

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