Aardsma throws breaking balls for first time since Tommy John surgeryBy
Right-hander David Aardsma threw sliders yesterday for the first time since having Tommy John surgery last summer. It was part of a 35-pitch bullpen session and he remains on track to be available to the team in August sometime. Based on the typical rehab schedule, Aardsma is about four-to-six weeks away from facing hitters and about two months away from pitching in game conditions. Since he’s a reliever and won’t need to build his way back to 100+ pitches, his minor league rehab stint figures to be a little shorter than usual.