Aug
20

Aardsma scheduled to throw bullpen session today

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Right-hander David Aardsma is scheduled to throw a bullpen session today as he recovers from the setback he suffered back in late-June. The 30-year-old has been throwing sliders and splitters as part of his recent flat-ground work, so whatever’s wrong with the elbow couldn’t have been too serious. Depending on who you ask, Aardsma either will or won’t be back this year. He’s recovering from both Tommy John and hip labrum surgery.

Whether he returns this season or not, the Yankees will surely exercise their $500k club option and bring Aardsma back next season, so the fact that he is getting back up on a mound and throwing in the bullpen is good news. The minor league season ends in a little more than two weeks, so I do wonder if he’ll spend some time in winter ball to get some work in if he can’t get into some rehab games. We’ll see.

Categories : Asides, Injuries

8 Comments»

  1. Manimal says:

    Is he too old to play in Arizona?

  2. Robinson Tilapia aka Melky's Webmaster says:

    Anything effective we’d get would be the tip of the stem on the cherry on top. I hope he can play a strong role in 2013.

  3. RetroRob says:

    He’s in the same boat as Joba. Command will be the issue, and the best way to regain command is to pitch. That might be the problem.

  4. jjyank says:

    Cool. Not expecting anything this year, but would be a sweet option in 2013.

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