|June 8 1:54 PM PT2:54 PM MT3:54 PM CT4:54 PM ET16:54 ET20:54 GMT4:54 CST1:54 PM MST3:54 PM EST4:24 PM VEN0:54 UAE (+1)3:54 PM CT-Aardsma threw 40 pitches during his third batting practice session and might be ready to pitch in a simulated game late next week.
Analysis: Aardsma, 13-15 with a 4.20 ERA in 254 relief appearances over six seasons, had elbow-ligament replacement surgery last July.
|Feb. 28 5:11 PM PT6:11 PM MT7:11 PM CT8:11 PM ET20:11 ET1:11 GMT9:11 CST6:11 PM MST8:11 PM EST8:41 PM VEN5:11 UAE (+1)7:11 PM CT-Aardsma is working his way back from right elbow surgery.
Analysis: If the former Seattle closer is to return in 2012, it might not be until August at the very earliest.
|Feb. 22 11:31 AM PT12:31 PM MT1:31 PM CT2:31 PM ET14:31 ET19:31 GMT3:31 CST12:31 PM MST2:31 PM EST3:01 PM VEN23:31 UAE1:31 PM CT-Aardsma has agreed to a $500,000, one-year contract with the New York Yankees. The 30-year-old missed all of 2011. He started the season on the disabled list following surgery on the labrum of his left hip on Jan. 3 last year, felt arm soreness during a rehabilitation assignment at Triple-A Tacoma from April 19-29, then had elbow-ligament replacement surgery in July.
Analysis: Selected by Colorado with the 22nd pick of the 2003 amateur draft, Aardsma is 13-15 with a 4.20 ERA in 254 relief appearances over six seasons. ``He's someone with a lot of ability that we feel will be a benefit for us in the long run,'' New York general manager Brian Cashman said. ``Maybe it's more 2013, there's an outside chance in 2012.''