Seattle’s Aardsma won’t pitch for a few days
Mariners closer David Aardsma won’t pitch for a few days after
experiencing stiffness in his right forearm during a rehabilitation
assignment at Triple-A Tacoma.
Aardsma has been recovering from offseason hip surgery. Seattle
manager Eric Wedge said Tuesday that Aardsma’s arm stiffened up
after pitching last week in Salt Lake City and Reno, and he will be
given a few days to rest. Wedge says the arm stiffness isn’t
worrisome and Aardsma’s hip has felt fine.
Seattle center fielder Franklin Gutierrez has also started a
rehab assignment at Tacoma after being diagnosed with irritable
bowel syndrome. Gutierrez was the designated hitter Monday night
and was scheduled to play five innings in center field on