Reliever Aardsma added as non-roster invitee

Reliever Aardsma added as non-roster invitee

LOS ANGELES -- The Dodgers have added right-handed pitcher David Aardsma to the list of non-roster players invited to Spring Training.

The 33-year-old Aardsma, who had back-to-back 30-plus save seasons with Seattle in 2008-09, had Tommy John surgery in 2011 and has struggled since. He spent 2014 in the Cardinals Minor League system. He pitched in 43 games for the Mets in 2013 with a 4.31 ERA.

Aardsma joins another former closer, Sergio Santos, among non-roster invitees attempting to make the Dodgers' bullpen, which already will have a dramatic new look, having added veterans Joel Peralta, Chris Hatcher and Juan Nicasio while shedding Brian Wilson, Chris Perez, Jamey Wright, Paul Maholm and Scott Elbert.

Ken Gurnick is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.