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New York Mets sign RHP David Aardsma to a Minor League deal

Ex-Yankees reliever will report to Triple-A
05/20/2013 3:57 PM ET
By Lou DiPietro

David Aardsma was released by the Yankees on April 4.(AP)
Right-handed pitcher David Aardsma has agreed to a Minor League deal with the New York Mets, and he will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Aardsma, 31, was released by the Yankees in early-April, and signed a Minor League deal with the Marlins shortly after. He was 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA in 10 appearances for Triple-A New Orleans, but exercised his opt-out clause and was released on May 15.

The 31-year-old righty saved 69 games for Seattle in 2009 and 2010, but has made just one Major League appearance since; he missed all of 2011 and most of 2012 due to a hip injury and eventual Tommy John surgery, and after making five rehab appearances last summer in the Yankees system, he pitched one inning in the team’s 6-0 loss to Toronto last September 27.

For his Major League career, Aardsma is 13-15 with a 4.22 ERA and those 69 saves in 255 games (266.2 innings) for six teams.

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