Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:25:03 -0800
Cleveland Indians RP David Aardsma is in camp as a non-roster player, and his speed is key to manager Terry Francona. "It's going to be interesting to see where his velocity sits," Francona said. "When I had him last time (in 2008 with the Boston Red Sox) he was 94 to 95 with a wipeout split. The split has good action in the bullpen, but we want to see where his velocity gets to. Last year, Aardsma's fastball averaged 91.2 mph, and he threw it 64 percent of the time along with a slider and the aforementioned splitter.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 20:03:42 -0800
The Cleveland Indians have 22 non-roster invitees headed for spring training. The pitchers include David Aardsma, Scott Atchison, Travis Banwart, Matt Capps, Tyler Cloyd, Shaun Marcum, J.C. Ramirez and Michael Zagurski. The catchers include Luke Carlin, Jake Lowery, Roberto Perez, Matt Treanor and Tony Wolters. The infielders are Elliot Johnson, Jason Giambi, Francisco Lindor, Ryan Rohlinger and Joey Wendle, while the outfielders are comprised of Matt Carson, Jeff Francoeur, Nyjer Morgan and Tyler Naquin.
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:07:43 -0800
The Cleveland Indians signed free-agent RP David Aardsma (Mets) to a minor league deal with an invite to spring training Thursday, Jan. 23. Aardsma went 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 43 games with the New York Mets last year.
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 16:15:04 -0700
New York Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins (testicle) is expected to be available to pitch Friday, Aug. 16.
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins will need to be rested down the stretch, but he's the favorite for the majority of save chances if Bobby Parnell (neck) doesn't return again this year. Gonzalez Germen and David Aardsma might receive consideration, too. Germen closed out the game last night with Hawkins unavailable.
Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:22:22 -0700
New York Mets RP LaTroy Hawkins is likely unavailable on Thursday, Aug. 15. Manager Terry Collins indicated that Gonzalez Germen or David Aardsma may close if the team encounters a save situation in the club's contest tonight.
Fantasy Tip: Hawkins blew a first save on Wednesday, his first since Bobby Parnell (neck) went on the DL, and his 40-year-old bones probably need a break. He still remains the favorite for saves for the Mets, although those mentioned may vulture opportunities a little more often than a regular closer would.
Wed, 07 Aug 2013 14:50:41 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins expects to use RP LaTroy Hawkins to close for the second straight day if a situation arises Wednesday, Aug. 7. Hawkins picked up his first save of the year Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Fantasy Tip: It looks as though Hawkins will have the first crack at closing for the Mets in the absence of Bobby Parnell (neck), but Scott Rice could also be used in left-heavy situations. Don't rule out David Aardsma seeing a chance or two if Hawkins falters, too. For fantasy purposes, Hawkins should be your first target.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 14:03:54 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) may need to undergo surgery if the epidural injection he received Monday, Aug. 5, does not work.
Fantasy Tip: Surgery would almost assuredly keep Parnell from returning again this year. That would make David Aardsma, LaTroy Hawkins, Scott Rice or whoever else takes advantage of his absence more valuable in deeper leagues. This could be a very frustrating closer-by-committee situation for fantasy owners, though.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 13:04:04 -0700
New York Mets manager Terry Collins said the team will mix and match in the ninth inning with RP Bobby Parnell (neck) on the disabled list.
Fantasy Tip: David Aardsma and LaTroy Hawkins are the most likely options to be used in the ninth, but other candidates could emerge, such as Scott Rice. Remember, Parnell can return Aug. 15, so this might just be a short-term solution.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:42:20 -0700
New York Mets RP Bobby Parnell (neck) is dealing with a herniated disc in his neck. His DL stint is retroactive to July 31.
Fantasy Tip: Parnell is eligible to return from the DL Aug. 15 but it's unknown if that's realistic with a herniated disc. For now, keep him in a DL spot on your roster until we know more. David Aardsma, who has struggled in the ninth in place of Parnell, and LaTroy Hawkins could share the duties in the ninth moving forward.
Tue, 06 Aug 2013 12:24:36 -0700
The New York Mets placed RP Bobby Parnell (neck) on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday, Aug. 6.
Fantasy Tip: David Aardsma was named as the replacement in the ninth for Parnell late last week, but he responded to that opportunity by allowing runs in each of his last two outings for a blown save and a loss. Maybe the Mets go to LaTroy Hawkins now. That's up in the air, but Hawkins is probably the safer addition if you're desperate and hunting for saves in deep leagues.