Yankees sign David Aardsma

The Yankees have signed reliever David Aardsma to a Major League contract.

Aardsma is coming back from Tommy John surgery performed last July 22. Aardsma is making approximately $500,000 this year with a club option for 2013.

“The move could help us in 2012, but it has a lot more eyes toward 2013,” Yankees GM Brian Cashman said.

Cashman said that Aardsma is believed to be about a month behind Joba Chamberlain. The Yankees have been talking to Aardsma all winter, Cashman added.

Pedro Feliciano will be transferred to the 60-day disabled list in a corresponding move.

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The big difference though is that he won’t be signed to a huge contract to be a starter like BUSTnett was. The Yanks most likely feel like it’s a move they don’t feel they have anything to lose by making. Outside shot that he plays for Yanks this year so he most likely won’t hurt this team. Heck, Feliciano hasn’t done anything with the Yanks either.

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Thats exactly what I was thinking when I was reading his stats. I thought we just got rid of Burnett???? You don’t get better by signing somebody eles dog’s.

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Aardsma last pitched in the Major Leagues in 2010, when he saved 31 games for the Mariners while posting an 0-6 record and 3.44 ERA. He saved 38 games with a 2.52 ERA in 2009. In six Major League seasons, Aardsma has compiled a 13-15 record and 4.20 ERA.

Sounds great! These numbers are Burnettesque.

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