Full name DAVID ALLEN AARDSMA…Wife, Andrea...Son, DZ and JD…Sister, Amanda, is an actress...Is the first player listed alphabetically in Major League Baseball history...Attended Penn State University for his freshman year of college before transferring to Rice University…Helped the Owls win the 2003 National Championship, retiring 15 of the 16 batters he faced in the College World Series…Graduated in 2000 from Cherry Creek High School (Colo.), which was also the high school of Major Leaguers Josh Bard, John Burke, Brad Lidge, Darnell McDonald and Donzell McDonald… Was inducted into the Cape Cod Baseball League Hall of Fame in 2010...Pronounced ARDS-mah...Twitter: @TheDA53.
Split the season between the Yankees, Marlins and Mets organizations in 2013 after going to camp with New York-AL...Was released out of spring training on April 4 (DFA'd on March 29, 8G, 3.52ERA, 7.2IP, 6H, 3R/ER) and signed nine days later by the Miami Marlins...Granted his release by the Marlins on May 15 and signed five days later by the Mets...Assigned to AAA Las Vegas and was promoted to the big league Mets on June 8 after 8 outings in LV...Stranded all 19 inherited runners during his tenure with the Mets, the most in the majors and the most in franchise history without allowing a runner to score...Held righthanded batters to a .218 (12-55) mark and lefties to a .278 (27-97) batting average...Held the opposition to a .122 (5-41) mark with runners in scoring position and a .151 (11-73) mark with runners on base...Over his last 9 outings of the season starting on Sept 7 he allowed just 1 run (1ER) over his last 7.0IP (4H, 2BB, 7SO).
Made his Yankees debut -- and only Major League appearance of the season -- in 9/27 loss at Toronto, allowing 1 ER in 1.0 IP (1 H, 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR)...was his first Major League appearance since 9/19/10 vs. Texas (w/ Seattle)...Was returned from rehab on 9/24 and reinstated from the 60-day disabled list on 9/25, after recovering from "Tommy John" surgery...Combined to make 10 regular and postseason Minor League rehab appearances (one start)...began a rehab assignment with the GCL Yankees on 6/19, making three scoreless starts (5.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K) from 6/19-26 before suffering a setback...resumed his rehab on 8/31 with Single-A Tampa, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in the start (1BB)...was transferred to Single-A Staten Island on 9/3 and made one start, allowing 2 ER in 0.2 IP (4 H, 4 R, 1 BB, 1 HR, 1 K) to record the loss...was transferred to Double-A Trenton on 9/5 and made five postseason appearances (one start), allowing 6 H and 2 ER in 5.0 IP (4 BB, 2 K).
Began the season on the 15-day disabled list recovering from labral left hip surgeryperformed on 1/3/11 by Dr. Marc Philippon¡K made a brief rehab stint with Triple-ATacoma, going 0-1 with a 15.75 ERA (4.0IP, 7ER) in fiverelief appearances from 4/19-29¡K .had his rehab haltedafter experiencing right arm soreness. ... Was transferred to the 60-day disabled list on 6/13 andunderwent Tommy John surgery on July 22 performedby Dr. Lewis Yocum, missing the remainder of the season.
Led the Mariners and ranked 7th in theAmerican League with 31 saves (31-for-36 in save opportunities). ... Ranks 4th all-time in club history with69 saves ... has the 3rd (38 in '09) and10th-most (31 in '10) saves in singleseasonclub history. ... One of 4 Mariners pitchers to recordmultiple 30-saves seasons ... joins KazSasaki (2000-02), J.J. Putz (2006-07)and Mike Schooler (1989-90). ... Recorded 69 saves since start of 2009season, 5th-most among AL closers. ... One of only 7 relievers with 30 saves ineach of last 2 seasons (Brian Wilson,Joakim Soria, Mariano Rivera, Jonathan Papelbon, Francisco Cordero, Health Bell). ... Saved over half of the Mariners wins (50.8%, 31 of 61), the 2nd-highest percentage in teamhistory behind Eddie Guardado in 2005 (52.1%, 36 of 69). ... Posted a 0.81 ERA (2 ER, 22.1 IP) and was 15-for-16 in save opportunities over his last 23appearances (since 7/11)...was 0-6, 5.60 (17 ER, 27.1 IP) with 4 blown saves in first 30 G. ... Closed out the season allowing only 1 run over final 14 appearances (0.68 ERA, 13.1 IP,11-for-12 save opps). ... Made final appearance Sept. 19 after suffering a mild left oblique strain. ... Recorded 50th career save June 3 vs. Minnesota (1.0,1,0,0,0,0). ... Converted 11 consecutive save opportunities June 13-Aug. 13 (0.87 ERA, 10.1 IP, 1 ER). ... Had streak of 16 consecutive converted saves snapped April 24 at Chicago (AL) ... streak is6th-longest in club history. ... Had surgery on Jan. 3, 2011 to repair a tear in the labrum of his left hip...surgery wasperformed by Dr. Marc Phillipon in Vail, CO.
Set career-highs in appearances(73), innings (71.1), saves (38) andstrikeouts (80)...Ranked T4th in the AL with 38 saves...3rd-most saves in Mariners single-seasonhistory...Led the Majors and set club recordwith 18 quality saves...quality savesare defined as a save in which thepitcher entered with the tying run inscoring position or protected a one-runlead for at least one inning...Converted 38 of 42 save opportunities, ranking 5th in the AL in savepercentage (90.5%)...Among AL relievers, ranked 6th in strikeouts (80), 7th in opponents batting avg (.190), T7th in appearances (73) and 12th in ERA (2.52)...Took over as Mariners full-time closer on May 15...was 4th among AL closers with 35 saves after May 15 (Nathan-41, Fuentes-39, Rivera-37)...Entered the season without a save in 128 career appearances...38 saves are 3rd-most by apitcher without a previous career save (Gagne - 52, Turnbow - 39)...Recorded first ML save April 10 at Oakland with 2.0 perfect innings...save came in his 130th career appearance.
Established career-highs with 47 appearances and 4 wins with the Boston Red Sox...Tied his career-high with 49 strikeouts (also in 2006 with the Chicago Cubs)...Averaged 9.06 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (49 K/48.2 IP), the 2nd-highest ratio on the Red Sox (min. 40.0 IP)...Jonathan Papelbon led the club at 10.00 K/9.0 IP...Missed time with two stints on the disabled list with a strained right groin (July 20-Aug. 8 & Aug. 24-Sept. 10)...made a pair of rehab appearances at Pawtucket (AAA)....Held righties to a .250 (25x100) average, compared to .289 (24x83) vs. left-handers...Combined to allow 2 hits in his 4 wins, April 15 at Cleveland (0.1 IP), May 31 at Baltimore (2.0 IP), July 8 vs. Minnesota (0.2 IP) and Sept. 24 vs. Cleveland (1.2 IP)...Tied his career-high pitching 2.0 innings to earn the win May 31 at Baltimore....Tossed season-high 8.1 consecutive scoreless innings from April 25-May 17 (8 G)...Struck out 6 consecutive batters over two outings (2.0 IP) vs. St. Louis, June 20-21...Logged 17 strikeouts in June, T4th-most among AL relievers in the month.
Split the season between the White Sox and Triple-A Charlotte...Opened the seasonwith Chicago and was 2-0, 1.31 with 26 strikeouts in 20.2 innings in his first 14 appearancesthrough May 12...Led all A.L. relievers with 23 strikeouts in April...Overall, was 2-1, 6.40 with 36strikeouts in 32.1 innings in his 25 relief appearances with the White Sox...Spent the 2nd half of2007 at Charlotte and was 3-2, 4.33 with a team-leading 15 saves in 28 games...The 15 saves were3rd most among Chicago minor leaguers.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS: Was 0-3 in save situations and notched 3 holds...Recorded a 2.08 ERA (4ER/17.1 IP) at U.S. Cellular Field and an 11.40 ERA (19 ER/15.0 IP) on the road...ERA rose from 1.72in April to 9.00 in May and 15.75 in June...Surrendered all 4 home runs to righthanders...Yieldedat least one hit or walk in 19 of his 25 appearances...Gave up 9 runs in 3.1 innings during interleagueplay (24.30 ERA)...Made his 2nd Opening Day roster...Was optioned to Charlotte for thefirst time on June 3 and was recalled on June 16...Posted a 7.71 ERA (4 ER/4.2 IP) in 3 games withthe Sox before being optioned back to the Knights on July 4.
MORE 2007 HIGHLIGHTS: Made his Sox debut on April 2 vs. Cleveland...Matched his career highwith 5 strikeouts on April 4 vs. Cleveland...Earned his first American League win on April 11 atOakland (0 ER/1.0 IP)...Struck out at least one batter in each of his first 13 April appearances (26SO/19.1 IP)...Suffered the loss and blown save on May 19 at the Cubs (5 ER/0.1 IP), ending his 6-game winning streak dating to 2004.
Made 45 appearances over four stints with the Cubs ... was 1-0 with a 5.59 ERA (12 ER/19.1 IP) over hisfirst three stints with the club but 2-0 with a 3.21 ERA (12 ER/33.2 IP) in 25 games following his fourth callup of theseason ... held opponents to a .214 (41-192) average ... left-handers hit just .190 (12-63) and right-handers wereat .225 (29-129) ... averaged 8.3 strikeouts (49 SO/53.0 IP) and 7.0 hits allowed (41 H) per 9.0 IP ... limited firstbatters to a .175 (7-40) average and stranded 15 of 20 inherited runners (75.0 percent) ... earned five holds but didnot face a save opportunity ... went 1-0 with a 5.89 ERA (12 ER/18.1 IP) in the first half but improved to 2-0 with a3.12 ERA (12 ER/34.2 IP) after the break ... was 3-0 with a 3.81 ERA (12 ER/28.1 IP) at Wrigley Field and 0-0 witha 4.38 ERA (12 ER/24.2 IP) on the road ... recorded a 2.16 ERA (6 ER/25.0 IP) at night, compared to 5.79 (18 ER/28.0 IP) during the day ... began the season with Class AAA Iowa before he was recalled on 4/17 ... earned his firstwin with the Cubs on 4/24 vs. Florida ... allowed at least two earned runs in three of four outings before he wasoptioned back to Iowa on 4/30 ... was recalled a second time on 5/29 and held opponents scoreless in 11 of his next14 appearances before being optioned to Iowa again on 6/27 ... was recalled for the final time on 8/3 and spent therest of the season in the major leagues ... compiled a 4.67 ERA (9 ER/17.1 IP) in August but rebounded to post a1.65 ERA (3 ER/16.1 IP) with 21 strikeouts in September/October ... threw a team-high 12.0 consecutive scorelessIP from 9/2-19 ... set career highs with 3.0 scoreless IP and five strikeouts on 9/4 vs. Pittsburgh ... went 2-3 witheight saves and a 3.22 ERA (13 ER/36.1 IP) in 29 games with Iowa and averaged 8.9 strikeouts per 9.0 IP (36 SO)... was acquired from the Cubs with pitcher Carlos Vasquez in return for pitcher Neal Cotts on 11/16 ... acquisitionwas recommended by Dave Yoakum, Bill Scherrer and Bill Young.
Split the season between Class AA Norwich in the Giants organization and Class AA West Tennesseein the Cubs system ... began the season with Norwich, going 6-2 with a 2.93 ERA (15 ER/46.0 IP) in nine games(eight starts) ... won three consecutive starts on 4/11-21 and 5/9-20 ... was traded to the Cubs on 5/28 with pitcherJerome Williams in return for pitcher LaTroy Hawkins ... threw 5.0 IP on 5/30 vs. Birmingham, allowing one run ...threw 5.0 scoreless IP with a season-high seven strikeouts in his last start on 6/16 at Mississippi ... was moved tothe bullpen in mid-June and was 2-1 with a 4.93 ERA in 30 relief appearances ... pitched in 12 games for the MesaSolar Sox in the Arizona Fall League, striking out 18 batters in 18.2 IP ... was named the No. 9 Prospect in the Giantsorganization entering the season.
Made 11 relief appearances over six separate stints with San Francisco ... was on the Giants Opening Dayroster in just his second professional season ... became the first Giants player since Will Clark in 1986 to make theOpening Day roster in the season following his selection in the draft ... made his major-league debut on 4/6 atHouston, throwing 2.0 scoreless IP to earn the victory ... allowed just one run over his first six games (5.0 IP) ... wasoptioned to Class AAA Fresno on 4/21 ... also pitched with the Giants from 5/1-7, 6/20-23, 7/4-5, 8/25-28 and 9/7-remainder of the season ... was a non-roster invitee to spring training.
Opened professional career at single-A San Jose...despite being with Giants for less than half season, led club with 8 saves...went 1-1 with 1.96 ERA (4er, 18.1ip) over 18 contests...was unscored upon in 14 outings...struck out 28, while walking just 7.