Seattle Mariners right handed relief pitcher David Aardsma took a big step in his rehabilitation after Tommy John surgery Wednesday, throwing for the first time since the injury according to his twitter account:
I just got done throwing for the first time. 5 minutes at 45 feet. It feels great to be throwing again, you start realizing what all this ..— David aardsma (@TheDA53) January 4, 2012
This is a big step for Aardsma, but still is early in the process as it usually takes 12-18 months to completely recover from Tommy John surgery. When he does eventually return, he will likely be used as a middle reliever to prove himself before he gets a chance to close again. He will probably need a new team as well, seeing that he opted for free agency back in October.
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