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Rotowire: Aug 24 / 3:49p ET
News: Aardsma was designated for assignment by the Braves on Monday.
Impact: Aardsma has struggled through 33 outings this season with the Braves, giving up six home runs, accruing an ERA of 4.70, and blowing three saves in a matter of 30.2 innings. His demotion renders him useless in leagues that require players to maintain their status on the 40-man roster, and all in all he's a 33-year-old pitcher who could be seeing his career wind down.
StatsLLC: Aug 24 / 12:00a ET
News: Aardsma has been designated for assignment.
Impact: The 33-year-old Aardsma was signed by the Atlanta Braves on June 6 and went 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 33 games.
Rotowire: Aug 2 / 6:12a ET
News: Aardsma was blown up for five runs on five hits and two walks in Saturday's loss to the Phillies.
Impact: Aardsma was viewed as an outside candidate to assume closing duties following the season-ending injury to Jason Grilli and the trade of Jim Johnson earlier this week, but it no longer appears that will materialize. Even before getting torched by the Phillies, Aardsma was called upon to enter the game midway through the fifth inning, an indication manager Fredi Gonzalez isn't earmarking him for a late-inning role. Instead, Arodys Vizcaino looks like the odds-on favorite to step in as the Braves' closer.