Monday, January 28, 2008

Red Sox Acquire Aardsma

BOSTON -- The Red Sox today acquired righthanded pitcher David Aardsma from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for righthanded pitchers Willy Mota and Miguel Socolovich. The announcement was made by Executive Vice President/General Manager Theo Epstein. Aardsma, 26, has been added to Boston's major league roster, putting that list at 39 players. The righthander split the 2007 season between the White Sox and Triple-A Charlotte. He opened the season with Chicago and was 2-0, 1.31 with 26 strikeouts in 20.2 innings in his first 14 appearances through May 12. Aardsma led all A.L. relievers with 23 strikeouts in April. Overall, he was 2-1, 6.40 with 36 strikeouts in 32.1 innings in his 25 relief appearances with the White Sox. The righthander spent the second half of 2007 at Charlotte and was 3-2, 4.33 with 15 saves in 18 games. -

It would be great if Aardsma could put up numbers like he did last April.

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