The Atlanta Braves have signed right-handed reliever David Aardsma to a minor league contract, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com.
Right-handed reliever David Aardsma has signed a Minor League deal w/ the Braves. He’ll join Triple-A Gwinnett tomorrow.
— Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) June 6, 2015
Aardsma, 33, opted out of his contract with the Dodgers on June 1st, after spending his season in Triple-A Oklahoma City. He posted a 2.41 ERA in 18 2/3 innings. He has not pitched in the big leagues since 2013, when he played for the Mets. Aardsma missed most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons with a hip injury and Tommy John Surgery.
The Braves bullpen has been abysmal this season and by far the worst in the majors. Atlanta has lost their last three games due to their bullpen melting down.
You can expect to see more moves like this from Atlanta, as long as they stay in contention. David Carpenter could be another guy to watch out for in Atlanta.