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Indians invite RHP David Aardsma to Major League Camp

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The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent RHP DAVID AARDSMA to a Minor League Contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp.

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). The Denver native stranded all 19 of the runners he inherited (best ratio in MLB) and allowed just one run over his final nine outings of the season (7.0IP, 4H, 7SO). David attended spring training with the Yankees and spent a month in the Miami Marlins organization in April before latching on with the Mets in May.

The Rice University product has averaged 8.96 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched for his career, posting 69 saves and a 4.23 ERA over 298 relief appearances since debuting with the San Francisco Giants in 2004 (306.1IP, 271H, 144ER, 169BB, 305K, .239AVG). He recorded all 69 career saves and a combined 2.90 ERA (39ER/121.0IP) as closer for the Seattle Mariners in 2009 and 2010 before missing virtually all of 2011-12 after surgeries on his right hip and elbow. He was San Francisco's first round selection (22nd overall) in the 2003 First-Year Player Draft.

Year

Team

W

L

ERA

G

GS

CG

SV

SVO

IP

H

R

ER

HR

HB

BB

SO

AVG

2004

San Francisco Giants

1

0

6.75

11

0

0

0

1

10.2

20

8

8

1

2

10

5

.417

2006

Chicago Cubs

3

0

4.08

45

0

0

0

0

53.0

41

25

24

9

1

28

49

.214

2007

Chicago White Sox

2

1

6.40

25

0

0

0

3

32.1

39

24

23

4

1

17

36

.300

2008

Boston Red Sox

4

2

5.55

47

0

0

0

1

48.2

49

32

30

4

5

35

49

.268

2009

Seattle Mariners

3

6

2.52

73

0

0

38

42

71.1

49

23

20

4

0

34

80

.190

2010

Seattle Mariners

0

6

3.44

53

0

0

31

36

49.2

33

19

19

5

2

25

49

.198

2011

Seattle Mariners

 

 

injured

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012

New York Yankees

0

0

9.00

1

0

0

0

0

1.0

1

1

1

1

0

1

1

.250

2013

New Orleans Zephyrs

1

0

2.57

10

0

0

0

0

14.0

9

5

4

2

0

8

12

.180

 

Las Vegas 51s

0

0

1.13

8

0

0

3

3

8.0

5

1

1

1

0

7

11

.185

 

New York Mets

2

2

4.31

43

0

0

0

2

39.2

39

20

19

7

4

19

36

.257

 

Minor League Totals

23

15

3.38

191

16

0

47

38

276.2

238

115

104

22

9

131

273

.232

 

Major League Totals

15

17

4.23

298

0

0

69

85

306.1

271

152

144

35

15

169

305

.239

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