Aardsma throws 35 pitches in live batting practice sessionBy
Right-hander David Aardsma threw 35 pitches in a live batting practice session today, including some sliders that he says had “good action.” The plan is for him to throw a simulated game on Tuesday, assuming the weather in Tampa allows.
Aardsma, 30, is working his way back from the setback he suffered in June following Tommy John and hip surgery. Depending on who you ask, he either will or won’t be able to join the big league bullpen this September. Considering that he still needs to get in some actual minor league rehab games despite the season ending in less than two weeks, Aardsma will be cutting it real close if he wants to come back this year.