Blue Jays sign veteran reliever David Aardsma


Looking to add some veteran bullpen depth, the Blue Jays have signed right-hander David Aardsma to a minor-league contract with an invitation to spring training.

Aardsma saved 30-plus games in back-to-back seasons for the Mariners in 2009 and 2010, but his career has been repeatedly derailed by injuries since then. He’s bounced around a ton and missed all of 2014, but put together a solid 31-inning stretch for the Braves last season.

At age 34 and with a grand total of 71 innings in the majors since 2011 it’s tough to expect much from Aardsma, but if healthy he could be a good middle relief or setup man option for the Blue Jays.