Seattle releases Aardsma, Gray claimed by Twins
The Mariners also removed center fielder Franklin Gutierrez and catcher Adam Moore from the 60-day disabled list on Monday. Right-handed reliever Jeff Gray was also claimed off waivers by the Minnesota Twins.
Aardsma did not pitch in the majors during the 2011 season. He had offseason surgery to repair a labrum tear in his left hip, then suffered an arm injury and had Tommy John surgery in July. He recorded 69 saves in two seasons with the Mariners, fourth-most in club history.
Gutierrez played in 92 games and hit .224, while Moore missed most of the year after suffering a knee injury in April.