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Blue Jays sign David Aardsma to minor league deal with spring training invite

Pitcher David Aardsma has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to big league spring training. The 34-year-old was 1-1 with a 4.70 earned-run average in 33 relief appearances for the Atlanta Braves last season.

Veteran righty had 4.70 ERA in 33 games for Braves in 2015

Former Braves relief pitcher David Aardsma has signed a minor league contract with the Blue Jays with an invitation to spring training. The well-travelled 34-year-old was 1-1 with a 4.70 ERA in 33 relief appearances for Atlanta last season. In nine major league seasons, Aardsma has also pitched for San Francisco, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Boston, Seattle, New York Yankees and New York Mets. (Brian Blanco/Getty Images/File)

Pitcher David Aardsma has agreed to a minor league contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and will report to big league spring training.

The 34-year-old right-hander was 1-1 with a 4.70 earned-run average in 33 relief appearances for the Atlanta Braves last season.

Selected by the San Francisco Giants with the 22nd overall pick in the 2003 amateur draft, he is 16-18 with 69 saves and a 4.27 ERA in 331 relief appearances in nine big league seasons with San Francisco (2004), Chicago Cubs (2006), Chicago White Sox (2007), Boston (2008), Seattle (2009-10), New York Yankees (2012), New York Mets (2013) and Atlanta (2015).

Aardsma had Tommy John surgery in 2011.

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