Cardinals sign Aardsma, a top-of-the-(alphabetical)-list reliever
MAR 26, 10:42a ET | Stan McNeal
StatsLLC: Feb 19 / 12:00a ET
News: Aardsma has agreed to a minor league contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers and will report to big league spring training.
Impact: The 33-year-old right-hander was 4-0 with 11 saves and a 1.29 ERA in 33 appearances for Triple-A Memphis last season and is 15-17 with 69 saves and a 4.23 ERA in 298 career major league games.
Rotowire: Feb 15 / 2:42p ET
News: Aardsma signed a minor league contract with the Dodgers on Sunday, Eric Stephens of True Blue LA reports.
Impact: Aardsma spent the majority of his 2014 playing time playing for Triple-A Memphis, and he didn't fail to impress. Over 35 innings last season, he posted a 1.29 ERA and 1.06 WHIP while striking out 36. His biggest knock last season was his control, as the 33-year-old walked 17. Aardsma will enter camp in 2015 with a chance to earn a spot in the bullpen with a strong spring training.
Rotowire: Jan 31 / 7:29a ET
News: Aardsma will throw for interested teams in Arizona next week with the hope of landing a new contract, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.
Impact: Considering how well he was pitching at Triple-A last season, there will likely be a few teams interested in his services on a low-risk deal. Now 33, Aardsma's most recent productive big league season came back in 2010 with Seattle (49:25 K:BB in 49.2 IP, 3.44 ERA, 1.17 WHIP).