CLEVELAND (CBSNewYork/AP) — The Indians have agreed to terms with free-agent reliever David Aardsma on a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Aardsma spent most of last season in the New York Mets’ bullpen. He went 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 43 games, striking out 36 and walking 19 in 39 2/3 innings. The 32-year-old stranded all 19 runners he inherited and allowed just one run over his final nine outings. Aardsma was in training camp with the Yankees last season and with Miami before signing with the Mets in May.
Aardsma has also been with San Francisco, the Chicago Cubs, White Sox and Boston Red Sox.
He has 69 career saves and a 2.90 ERA since breaking in with the Giants in 2004. Aardsma was Seattle’s closer in 2009 and 2010 before missing most of the next two seasons after surgeries on his right hip and elbow.
You May Also Be Interested In These Stories
- Cavaliers Beat Knicks For 10th Consecutive Time
- Zibanejad Scores Winning Goal For Rangers vs. Maple Leafs In Shootout
- Beauvillier, Lee, Tavares Score As Islanders Blank Montreal
- Best Of Mike Francesa: October 2013 Interview With Bobby Orr
(TM and © Copyright 2014 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2014 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)