In his latest minor league rehab outing, David Aardsma allowed a run on three hits and a walk for Double-A Trenton. He did not strike anyone out and recorded two outs on ground balls. Sixteen of his 28 pitches were strikes (57%), and Mike Ashmore says he topped out at 90 with the fastball. Here’s video.
Aardsma, 30, hasn’t pitched well at all in his three rehab appearances following his late-June setback, so any chance of him joining the bullpen later this month has dwindled to essentially nothing. That’s not a surprise though, the Yankees have maintained that they didn’t expect him back this season at all. Aardsma was considered more of a 2013 piece from the start.