Roster move: RHP David Aardsma was selected from Las Vegas (AAA). RHP Collin McHugh was optioned to Vegas. Aardsma will wear #30— New York Mets (@Mets) June 8, 2013
There's nothing really complicated about this move. Collin McHugh has allowed eight runs in seven big league innings this season. David Aardsma has allowed just five runs this season in 22 innings in the Pacific Coast League (split between Las Vegas and the Marlins affiliate in New Orleans).
The funny thing about Aardsma's performance in Triple-A so far is that he's been like the pitching version of Adam Dunn. In those 22 innings, he has 23 strikeouts, but also 15 walks and three home runs allowed. If that strikeout rate doesn't stick, he could be a disaster in the majors, but it's not as though he hasn't been there before. Plus, what do the Mets have to lose?
Jeurys Familia will head to the 60-day DL to make room for Aardsma on the 40-man roster. The Mets just announced this week that the 23-year-old righty will be undergoing elbow surgery, so it was probably an easy call to make.
New York originally signed Aardsma to a minor league deal a couple of weeks ago. He spent spring training with the Yankees, but started the regular season with Miami before being made available.
In case you were wondering, the last Mets player to wear number 30 was the lovely Josh Thole, but Cliff Floyd and Nolan Ryan have also suited up with the ole three-oh.