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Mets sign RHP David Aardsma

The New York Mets today announced the club signed righthanded pitcher David Aardsma to a minor league contract and assigned him to Las Vegas (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League.

Aardsma, 31, opened the season with Miami's Triple-A affiliate, New Orleans (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League, going 1-0 with a 2.57 ERA (four earned runs/14.0 innings) in 10 games. The Marlins released the righthander on May 15. He went to Spring Training with the New York Yankees, but was designated for assignment on March 29.

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Aardsma last appeared in the major leagues in 2012 with the Yankees, pitching one game and allowing a run in one inning. He saved a combined 69 games for the Mariners over the 2009 and 2010 seasons, but underwent elbow ligament replacement surgery in July, 2011. For his career, Aardsma is 13-15 with a 4.22 ERA (125 earned runs/266.2 innings) in 255 games.  

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