MIAMI -- In the past, David Aardsma has enjoyed big league success. The veteran right-handed reliever now is getting an opportunity to resurrect his career with the Marlins.
Aardsma, released by the Yankees on April 4, has signed a Minor League deal with Miami.
Aardsma, who had Tommy John surgery on his right elbow in 2011, is scheduled to join Triple-A New Orleans.
A few years ago, Aardsma closed in Seattle. From 2009-10, he combined for 69 saves, with 38 coming in '09.
Marlins manager Mike Redmond was playing for the Twins when Aardsma was enjoying his best years in Seattle.
"He's a guy who has been around," Redmond said. "He's a guy who has logged some innings. I know I've faced him a bunch of times."
A first-round pick of the Giants in 2003, the right-hander made his MLB debut in '04. He has spent parts of seven seasons in the big leagues, where he has logged 266 2/3 career innings.
In 2012, he made one appearance with the Yankees. In Spring Training with New York, Aardsma threw in eight Grapefruilt League games, posting a 3.52 ERA in 7 2/3 innings.
"He's a guy who has been around," Redmond said. "He's got experience. We'll see what he does. It's hard to say. Some guys come back from that. Some guys don't."