Aardsma spent most of last season in the 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 Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.
The Mets had an all-time record 46-20 against the Rockies at Shea Stadium, including an 18-2 mark vs. Colorado in the final 20 games between the two clubs at Shea.
Without injured captain David Wright, the Mets lost to the Royals in twelve innings.
The Mets are missing two key cogs in their bullpen, closer Bobby Parnell and setup man Josh Edgin, who are both out as New York opens a series against the Kansas City Royals.
Mets super rookie Matt Harvey left Saturday’s game due to lower back tightness.
The Mets have sent down Collin McHugh and called up David Aardsma from Triple-A Las Vegas
Mark Teixeira hopes to get the protective brace on his injured right wrist removed on Monday. Speaking before New York’s exhibition game at the Washington Nationals on Friday, he said his goal is to rejoin the Yankees as soon as May 1.
2013 brings major issues and tons of uncertainty for the aging, payroll-trimming New York Yankees.
The New York Yankees have exercised their $15 million contract options for second baseman Robinson Cano and outfielder Curtis Granderson for next season. They also exercised their option for reliever David Aardsma.
Joe Girardi said it will be difficult to find many at-bats for Gardner down the stretch, but he can use the speedy outfielder as a pinch runner and defensive replacement.
Neil Keefe and Sweeny Murti look at the Yankees after two months of play with the Mets headed to the Stadium this weekend for the first part of the Subway Series.
Right-hander Rafael Soriano is expected to stay the Yankees’ closer when reliever David Robertson makes his return to the mound, CBSSports.com’s Jon Heyman reported.
Yankees starter Andy Pettitte is looking sharp, feeling “good” and getting closer to completing his comeback.
Joba Chamberlain took a big step Tuesday in his recovery from Tommy John surgery. Chamberlain stepped all the way to the top of a bullpen mound and cut loose 16 fastballs. It’s the first time he has done that since injuring his elbow last June.