The Mets have signed reliever David Aardsma to a minor-league deal, the team announced Monday on twitter . He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Aardsma, 31, spent spring training with the Yankees but didn't make the final roster. He then signed a minor-league deal with Miami that included a clause that he could opt out of the deal if he wasn't promoted to the majors within a month, and he exercised that right last week.
The right-hander had 69 saves for Seattle spanning 2009-10, but Tommy John surgery, and other injuries, cost him all of 2011 and nearly the entire 2012 season. He appeared in one game for the Yankees in 2012, pitching one inning. He's 13-15 with a 4.22 ERA in his career.
Aardsma is also noteworthy because he is alphabetically first among all players who have ever played major league baseball.