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[5/17/2013] Hanshin Tigers intersted in David Aardsma

by on May.17, 2013 @ 12:42 pm, under NPB

According to at least two reports, the Hanshin Tigers are interested in thirty-one-year-pitcher David Aardsma.  With Brooks Conrad struggling, the Tigers have a spot open for another foreign player on the active roster.  Shinobu Fukuhara was also recently taken off the active roster with some tightness in his lower back.  The Tigers see Aardsma as someone that can help bolster the bullpen and potentially step in as a closer, if necessary.

Incidentally, he has also been teammates with Matt Murton (Chicago Cubs in 2006) and Randy Messenger (Seattle Mariners in 2009).

If negotiations go smoothly, he could join the team some time in early June.

Source: Daily Sports 5/17/2013, Sanspo 5/17/2013

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Career MLB Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP
2004 22 SFG NL 1 0 1.000 6.75 11 0 5 0 0 0 10.2 20 8 8 1 10 0 5 2 0 0 61 2.813
2006 24 CHC NL 3 0 1.000 4.08 45 0 9 0 0 0 53.0 41 25 24 9 28 0 49 1 0 1 225 1.302
2007 25 CHW AL 2 1 .667 6.40 25 0 7 0 0 0 32.1 39 24 23 4 17 3 36 1 0 2 151 1.732
2008 26 BOS AL 4 2 .667 5.55 47 0 7 0 0 0 48.2 49 32 30 4 35 2 49 5 0 3 228 1.726
2009 27 SEA AL 3 6 .333 2.52 73 0 53 0 0 38 71.1 49 23 20 4 34 3 80 0 0 2 296 1.164
2010 28 SEA AL 0 6 .000 3.44 53 0 43 0 0 31 49.2 33 19 19 5 25 5 49 2 0 2 202 1.168
2012 30 NYY AL 0 0   9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 2.000
  13 15 .464 4.22 255 0 125 0 0 69 266.2 232 132 125 28 150 13 269 11 0 10 1168 1.433